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Case File 3642DMON


Ralph Bernard Grant
Missing since January/February 1999 from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ralph Grant last resided on Yearly Road, Huntsville. He was last seen in the Huntsville area between January and February 1999.
Four senior citizens went missing in the Muskoka area north of Toronto between 1998 and 1999. John Crofts; John Semple; Ralph Grant and Joan Lawrence.
They all were alone in the world -- cut off from family and friends because of mental illness and old age. No one has ever come forward with key information about what happened to them.
They all shared one other thing, a connection to the Laans family, who owned and administered Christian seniors' residences near Huntsville.
The three men lived at one of these residences before they disappeared. Joan Lawrence lived in a garden shed on the family property.
In 2003 and 2004, the Laan siblings were convicted for embezzling money from seniors who had resided at their retirement homes. The Laans had been depositing old age security and pension cheques from their elderly clients into their own accounts -- stealing from people who had died of natural causes and from the three men who had disappeared. They had never reported them missing. The Laans were given conditional sentences.
Foul play is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Ontario Provincial Police
Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America
Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Agency Case Number: 20060125

Source Information:
Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit

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