Luke Joly-Durocher, a 20 year old young man from Temiscaming, Quebec is described as being 5’8″ and weighing approximately 150 pounds. Luke has dark curly hair, a slim build and braces on his upper teeth. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a dark navy American Eagle jacket, dark blue jeans and old New Balance black running shoes with green stitching.

Luke was in North Bay in the District of Nipissing visiting with friends. He was staying with his friend at an apartment located at 683 Sherbrooke Street. Just before midnight on March 4, 2011, Luke and his friends went Cecil’s Eatery and Beer Society. Luke was however denied entry into Cecil’s Eatery due to his level of intoxication. His friends were allowed entry into Cecil’s Eatery and remained at the bar without him. Luke was last seen on video being denied entry to the bar and leaving westbound on Main Street.

Luke’s coat was later located at his friend’s apartment along with his cell phone and glasses. It’s believed that Luke did return to his friend’s apartment on Sherbrooke Street. Luke’s debit card was later found in a snowbank just down the street. Phone records indicate that the missing young man texted his father at 8:51 p.m. on the night of his disappearance. This was the last call recorded from his cellphone. His bank account hasn’t been accessed since the day he went missing, when he withdrew $20.

 

On June 14th 2016, the North Bay police and the Surete du Quebec searched a home on Boucher Street in Temiscaming for clues in Luke Joly-Durocher’s disappearance. The police arrived at 8 a.m. and were still at the scene late in the day.

“We will find him. We’re never going to give up,” said Rob Joly, Luke’s father. “We’re still looking to talk to anyone who may have some answers.”

Joly said the heartbreak and pain hasn’t lessen over the years, even though his son has now been missing for five years.

“It’s not getting any easier even after five years.”

“You know, it’s my son and I can’t give up. I want to do anything and everything that I can to let the public know that Luke is out there, and he’s missing and we want him back,” said Rob Joly.

His father, Rob Joly, said he believes there is someone in the community that has information about his son and hopes the increased reward will encourage them to come forward.

“As a father, you can’t give up hope on your son,” he said. He said that until he knows what actually happened, he still maintains the hope that “Luke’s coming home.”

The young man’s family has made countless pleas to the public and conducted numerous searches in hopes of finding answers.

North Bay police did not say if anything was found at a Temiscaming home that was searched for almost 14 hours.

Police say the investigation is open and ongoing.

Witnesses said police remained at the scene until 10 p.m. and returned the following day searching for clues in the Luc Joly-Durocher case.

The lead detective in the case says officers are sifting through recent tips to figure out which stem from false information and which are credible.

After his disappearance, two women were charged with making up stories about what happened to him. Detective Dave Wilson said the misinformation has made it hard to figure out which leads are legitimate.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police, are offering a reward of $50,000 for anyone who comes forward with information concerning the person or persons responsible for Joly- Durocher’s disappearance

Someone out there has information about the disappearance of Luc Joly-Durocher and that person or persons could end the nightmare and grief caused to his family and friends. It just takes that one tip to bring closure to his family.

If you have any information on Luc Joly-Durocher’s disappearance call the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or North Bay police at 705-497-5555. If you wish to remain anonymous then you can call Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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