Missing person cases, such as those shown on Ontario’s Missing Adults, become ‘cold’ when police have exhausted all investigative leads. If you have information about any open case, please share those details with police. Even if the details seem unimportant, or you think that police must already have the information, contacting police is the only way to be sure.
Submitting Tips/Additional Contacts
Information can be submitted to police in several different ways – by phone, email and many police forces now accept tips by text. Contact details are listed below.
Each case page identifies the Investigating Agency. Also provided is a link to the police force’s website to show the different ways to make contact.
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR MISSING PERSONS AND UNIDENTIFIED REMAINS (NCMPUR)
In addition to presenting case profiles of many missing and unidentified persons across Canada through the Canada’s Missing website, NCMPUR accepts tips. The tips are then forwarded to the investigating agency. NCMPUR can be contacted at: CanadasMissing-DisparusCanada@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or by visiting the “Reporting” tab on the Canada’s Missing website. To visit the Canada’s Missing website, visit Canada’s Missing.
MISSING PERSON/UNIDENTIFIED REMAINS UNIT, Ontario Provincial Police (MPUB)
To submit information regarding a missing person from an area that is policed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), or submitting a tip regarding an unidentified person, please contact Missing Person/Unidentified Remain Unit. Once received, your tips will be forwarded to the investigating agency for follow-up.
By phone: In Canada: 1-877-9-FINDME (1-877-934-6363)
Outside of Canada: 1-705-330-4144
By email: email@example.com
ONTARIO’S MISSING ADULTS
Ontario’s Missing Adults does accept tips at Tips@missingadults.ca. The tip along with identifying information from the tipster will be forwarded to the appropriate police agency. As civilian agency, Ontario’s Missing Adults does not investigate or conduct follow ups on tips that are received.
Protecting Your Anonymity and Confidentiality
In some cases, people with information may wish to maintain their anonymity, or to keep their identity confidential for many reasons. At times, remaining anonymous may be for personal safety reasons. The only way to ensure that anonymity and confidentiality is protected is to submit information through Canadian Crime Stoppers.
Recognizing that providing information may raise personal safety issues, the Supreme Court of Canada has guaranteed tipster protection of anonymity and confidentiality in R. v. Leipert ( 1 S.C.R. 281).
Crime Stoppers can be contacted by phone or online.
Phone: 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)