Owen Sound Police Services have released an image of a hat that resembles the hat that missing Canadian soldier, Andrew Fitzgerald was last seen wearing on August 12th, 2016.
In an image released from video surveillance at the Petro Canada Station in Owen Sound, Ontario (16th St. East, and 9th Ave.), Fitzgerald was last seen wearing civilian clothes at 4:30 am Saturday. It is believed that the image of the cap is identical to the one Fitzgerald was wearing in the video surveillance photo.
As saultonline previously reported Canadian soldier Andrew Fitzgerald has been missing since the wee hours of Saturday morning after an evening out with friends in Owen Sound. He had just completed training exercises at 4th Canadian Army Training Centre in nearby Meaford, Ontario. His family, in Nova Scotia, filed a missing persons report on Sunday, August 13th.
Fitzgerald has had no known contact with any family members or friends. His cell phone and social media profiles have remained dormant. The 20-year-old is described by Military police as white, with short brown hair, and blue eyes, 6-foot-3, and a slim build. At the time of his disappearance, Fitzgerald was wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, and a burgundy hat.
In an August 18th update, Owen Sound Police state, ‘If any member of the public locates a similar hat, they are asked to contact the Owen Sound Police Service at (519) 376-1234 Ext. 0 immediately or the police agency within the jurisdiction it is located. If a matching hat is located and can securely remain in its discovered location, police are asking citizens not to disturb the hat from its location. If it cannot securely remain in place ie: (body of water or wind), police are asking the finder to handle the hat as little as possible to a secure location and note or mark the location found as accurately as possible.’ (www.owensoundpolice.com)
Members from the Canadian Armed Forces, Ontario Provincial Police and the Owen Sound Police Service continue their efforts on land and in the water as they combine resources to try and locate Andrew Fitzgerald.