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Search ongoing for missing man

Timmins Police is looking to confirm the whereabouts and well-being of 36-year-old Ryan Armstrong.

Editor's Note: Police located the body of Ryan Armstrong on June 13, 2023. No foul play is suspected.

The search for a missing man in Timmins is ongoing. 

Late yesterday afternoon (June 6), Timmins Police's emergency response team (ERT) and OPP canine unit searched a wooded area at the end of Mountjoy Street South to try and locate 36-year-old Ryan Armstrong. Police are still trying to determine his whereabouts and confirm his well-being.

"The search was necessary but, despite our efforts, it did not yield anything of investigative significance," said Marc Depatie, Timmins Police corporate communications co-ordinator.

"We will not speculate as to whether or not this is an instance of misadventure or self-harm, but there is no threat to public safety — people can use area trail systems without having to fear for their safety."

In 2017, Armstrong was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and improperly or indecently offering an indignity to human remains for the killing of Vikki Heppner in 2016 in British Columbia. 

SEE: Former Timmins man pleads guilty to manslaughter: report

With time served prior to being sentenced — which is 1.5 days for every day — Armstrong had a credit of three years and 356 days. In most cases under Canadian law, federal offenders are granted statutory release after serving two-thirds of their sentence, allowing them to serve the remainder of their sentence in the community under some form of supervision.

Armstrong is described as:

  • A white male 
  • 36 years old 
  • 5' 8" tall 
  • 200 pounds with a muscular build 
  • Blue eyes
  • Spiked light brown hair with blond highlights 
  • A number of tattoos on both arms, hands, neck and face 

He was last seen wearing a light-coloured hoodie, track pants with a reflective stripe down the side, teal running shoes and headphones. 

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call Timmins Police at 705-264-1201.