Toronto Police Missing Person Unit appeal for information in the case of a missing man

Toronto Police Missing Person Unit appeal for information in the case of a missing man

The Toronto Police Service’s Missing Person Unit would like to make a public appeal for information in the case of a missing man. 

George Norman Heys, was 22-years-old when he was last seen leaving his residence for a medical appointment on Tuesday, November 28, 1978. He never arrived at his appointment and was never seen again. 

At the time he went missing, he was described as 5’10”, 160 lbs., with hazel eyes, brown hair and having a small tattoo of a devil on his right upper arm. 

He was a student at George Brown College and various people reported seeing George, at the time, in and around the downtown core but he was never located. 

He was reported missing by his parents on Friday, December 1, 1978. They have since passed away but his siblings continue to seek answers to his disappearance. 

His photo from 1978 has been re-released as well as an artist rendering of his age progression. 

George Norman Heys

George Norman Heys

For more information on this investigation and other similar cases, please visit the National Missing Person website. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7411, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

The Toronto Police Service Missing Person Unit (MPU) became operational on July 1, 2018. The MPU is a subsection of Homicide and will ensure a consistent process and investigative response for all occurrences of persons missing in the city of Toronto, or on the way to/from the city of Toronto. This includes both newly reported and historic cases of missing persons and unidentified human remains. For more information about the Missing Person Unit, click here

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