Date Last Seen: Mar/04/2011
Age At Last Seen: 20
Date of Birth: 28 Jun 1990
Location: North Bay
Hair: Black; short wavy
Facial Hair (Desc.)
Eye Colour: Brown
Height (cm): 173
Height (Imp.): 5 ft 8
Weight (kgs.): 68
Weight (lbs.): 149
Teeth: Braces on his upper teeth
Eyewear Description: Black framed eyeglasses (prescription)
Features: Scar - on right forearm - Right forearm thinner than left forearm
Clothing: Dark blue jeans and old “New Balance” brand black running shoes with green stitching
At the time of his disappearance, Luke Joly-Durocher, age 20, was visiting in North Bay, Ontario. He resides in Temiskaming, Quebec. Video surveillance showed Luke being refused entry into Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society at approximately 11:54 p.m. He left by himself and has not been seen or heard from since that time.
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March 4th 2011
*At some point Joly-Durocher used his bank card to withdraw $20.00 His bank account hasn't been used since
8:54 PM – Sent text to his father – Requesting a ride home the next day
11:54 PM – Seen in surveillance video at Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society with with three other friends
"The images show Luc at the doorway and he was the last one in the group to come in through the door.
He said the images show Joly-Durocher talking with the bouncer. Joly-Durocher was refused entry to the bar.
"You see the bouncer opening the door for him and then he walks out."
Joly said the outside cameras recorded Joly-Durocher leaving Cecil's and walking west on Main Street.”
“He was refused entry into the bar and left the building heading west.
March 5th 2011
* Joly-Durocher navy American Eagle jacket and Cell phone located at a friend’s apartment 683 Sherbrooke St.
“an employee at the Voyageur Inn reported seeing Luc at 3 a.m. March 5. Rob Joly, Luc's father, said police are aware of the sighting and have investigated the lead.”
March 7th 2011
Family reported Joly-Durocher missing
March 10th 2011
A passerby found Joly-Durocher bankcard six days after he went missing. The card was located on the 500 block of Sherbrooke Street, which is near 683 Sherbrooke St
March 19th 2011
Police officers swept the eastern portion of the city's downtown Saturday for clues related to the disappearance of Luc Joly-Durocher.
“The team, which also included a psychic, gathered on Sherbrooke Street. Cyr opened the bag of clothes to let his Golden Retriever Hunter get Luc's scent.
Hunter ran to the house Luc was believed to be the night he disappeared and then headed down Sherbrooke Street to Main Street.
The trail continued through downtown back to Sherbrooke Street where the dog led searchers to the Kinsmen trail.
It was there on the banks of Chippewa Creek where Hunter started to bark and wine.”
”Police officers spent more than 24 hours scouring the apartment building where it's believed Joly-Durocher returned the night he disappeared.
A couple weeks later, members of North Bay Police Service, OPP and Surete du Quebec spent two days in a wooded area behind the Tembec mill in Temiscaming.”
June 16th 2011
“Search for Luc Joly-Durocher led police divers to Lake Nipissing
The Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Rescue Unit searched part of the lake near the wastewater treatment plant on the North Bay waterfront.”
Sorry this is the first thread I've ever posted and I've found a mistake. The year in the header says 2001 but it should read 2011, could someone please inform me on how I change it. Thanks
Letter to Luke was a birthday Celebration for missing man Luke Joly-Durocher who has been missing since March 4,2011. Balloons were released in two locations, North Bay, Ontario, and Kipawa, Quebec. Letters in the shapes of hearts were written on and attached to the strings on the balloons and at 6:30 pm in both locations the balloons were released. Please check out www.lukejoly.com if you have any information on Luke.
Video of Event:
Here are some area photos;
1) Wide of North Bay, ON, Canada
2) Location on friend's Residence
3) Distance between friend's Residence to Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society
4) Close-Up of Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society
5) Distance Between Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society and the location of luc's Debt Card
1) Bar to alleged sighting at Voyageur Inn Motel
2) Close-Up Voyageur Inn Motel
3) Map with all locations
March 4th 2011 (Last known date seen) - March 7th 2011 (Date reported missing)
The North Bay Police services releases crime updates regularly here are some on the post around the time Joly-Durocher went missing. I was surprised at the amount of B & Es the area.
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - Feb 23 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - Feb 28 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 4 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 7 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 8 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 9 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 14 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 16 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 21 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 28 2011
North Bay Police services - Media Release and news - Crime report - March 30 2011
FIRE FATALITY - David Michaliski 62yrs who was a tenant of a first floor apartment. Death was caused by smoke inhalation and a cigarette is the probable source of ignition of the fire.
I have found a webcam that directly faces Cecil's eatery and beer society, I'm going to contact the city hall and see if they archive that footage and if they can pull up the night of March 4th.
Bay-Cam Motion Camera 2
5th Floor View Facing Lake Nipissing (at City Hall)
Thanks for all the updates and information, Deeds. I've been looking for info on Luke but coming up empty. Still following along here, though. Hope he is found safe.
This is an interview from a local news channel in North Bay, the interview is with Joly-Durocher father. According to his father Joly-Durocher was seen in the surveillance video at Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society wearing his jacket which was later found at the home he was staying at on march 4th 2011 the night he went missing along his cellphone.
I haven't seen anything new on Luke either. I grew up in and on the outskirts (20 min. from Temiscaming) of NB. I saw his picture posted on a friend's (who I grew up with) FB back in March. He is friends with her daughter. I went to school with a Joly as well as with a Durocher (curious who his mother is). Strange that his jacket and cell were found at the friend's place.
I wonder why he was not allowed into the bar? Did his friends inquire where he was after they got into the bar? It is strange about his jacket and cell.
From what I understand it was due to him not having proper ID with him to get in but this is word of mouth with no link to support...so take it for what its worth...
Last edited by Deeds; 08-11-2011 at 10:36 AM.
Just thinking aloud and meandering about North Bay on Google Maps.....
(and, I have a responsible and smart 19 year old who does things completely nonsensical to me, especially when drinking, so I am pretty willing to take a couple leaps of faith about the nature of teens too--absolutely no judgement or insult intended and I apologize if taken that way)
Luc is denied entry at the bar and just decides to bag it and go "home"--tells his friends to stay awhile and he'll meet them back there. On the way home, which looks to only be a couple of blocks, he drops his ATM card--after getting cash, when pulling cell phone out to text, who knows (my teen loses her card about once a month because it drops out of her pocket somewhere)--but doesn't notice he has dropped it.
Luc gets back to Sherbrooke and, in taking off jacket, or pulling out phone, realizes he has dropped the debit card. Reasonably (?), he decides to back track the few blocks to find it.
Now--leaps of faith and presumptions. I presume he had been drinking and wasn't overly familiar with the area. Could he have walked out and turned the wrong way? Just a block the wrong way goes to the Kinsmen Trail (where dog went). He gets to the bridge at the end of Second Street East and realizes his mistake.....does he then follow the Kinsmen Trail for some time? Why? Does he think he can get back to the house/apartment by following it parallel to the way he arrived? It is a paved, urban trail, it appears, so not hard to walk on or follow, even late at night after drinking.
Does he then get disoriented on how to get off trail and where to get off and back onto road?
The trail is only 3 miles long---what if he got lost on the trail, just kept going and came out near the trailhead? (he would have joined the trail near the tail).....the Voyager Inn is not far from one point of egress for the trail, thus could explain how he got there and a sighting at 3:00 am would make sense time wise if he had followed the trail.
It makes no sense he would follow the trail, though. That is where I get stuck. The dog pointed to it, the hotel sighting can be explained by it and the timing works....but why would he??
Finally, the hotel sighting? What did they see? Did he come in for help/directions? Or did someone see him walk by on a cigarette break? Would there be much traffic on that road at 3 am? Could he have then been picked up?
It also sounds like all the places along the trail have been thoroughly searched.
I hope the family finds a resolution soon.
that scenario does sound plausible but from what I understand Joly-Durocher knew the area some what and the hotel sighting is only a possible sighting it has not been confirmed.
Father calls on hunters to help locate missing man
By JENNIFER HAMILTON-McCHARLES The Nugget
"Joly said his son's black laptop shoulder bag is still missing. And he said none of the clothes his son was wearing including T-shirt, blue Bluenotes jeans and a purple belt with little square diamond tip beads have been located."
Police continue to receive tips, follow up on leads in case of missing man
The search for Luc Joly-Durocher led police divers to Lake Nipissing Thursday.
The Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Rescue Unit searched part of the lake near the wastewater treatment plant on the North Bay waterfront.
Joly-Durocher, 20, of Temiscaming, Que., has been missing since March.
Thursday's search was prompted by a tip that led North Bay police to seek assistance from the OPP....
By Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles, The Nugget
Investigation into Luke Joly-Durocher case continues
In October, 2011 members of the North Bay Police investigative team re-interviewed the witness and as a result of this interview it was determined that the information originally provided was false. As a result, Danielle Leduc-Mitchell, age 31 of North Bay is charged with Obstructing Police and Public Mischief and will appear in court on November 8, 2011 to answer to these charges.
The North Bay Police continues to seek public assistance in this ongoing missing person case.
Defence awaits information in Joly-Durocher case
A woman accused of giving police misleading information during the nine-month search for a Temiscaming, Que., man will remain in custody through Christmas.
ONTC top news story of the year
The seventh place story was Luc Joly Durocher who has been missing since March 4th with 13 points.
Father recalls happier holidays as he braces for Christmas without son
Rob Joly puts a smile on his face, but his eyes tell a different story.
He isn't in much of a festive mood this Christmas.
His son, Luc Joly-Durocher, has been missing since March 4. The 21-year-old was last seen leaving Cecil's Eatery and Beer Society on Main Street.
Trial expected for woman accused of giving false information during missing man's search
A trial is expected to be set Tuesday for a North Bay woman accused of giving police misleading information during the ongoing search for a Quebec man missing for almost a year.
Bumping for Luke Joly-Durocher, its coming up on a year now since he was last seen or heard from.
"The family of Luc Joly-Durocher is planning a candlelight vigil March 4th marking the one-year anniversary since his disappearance. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at city hall at the corner of McIntrye and Wyld Streets."
"“A year is coming up. I can’t believe it,” he says during an interview at his home earlier this week. “I just think of Luc all the time. Seeing the warmer weather come again brings flashbacks of last year.”
His 21-year-old son, Luc Joly-Durocher, was last seen in North Bay on March 4, 2011. A string of fundraisers since then helped the family afford a $10,000 reward announced Friday at North Bay Police Service headquarters for any information that might solve the case."
"Joly-Durocher visited a Sherbrooke Street residence in North Bay — a house turned into apartments unfamiliar to his dad. He hung out with friends at several licensed establishments downtown, and they were turned away from Cecil’s Eatery and Beer Society shortly before midnight.
It’s believed Joly-Durocher was last seen heading west at the 100 block of Main Street East."
"Joly-Durocher is described as five-foot-eight, 150 pounds with a slim build and dark curly hair. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing dental braces on his upper teeth."