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    Ontario man declared dead in 1986 found alive in U.S., police say

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2...olice_say.html

    "LONDON, ONT.—A man missing for almost 40 years and declared dead by the courts has been confirmed alive by Ontario Provincial Police.

    Police say Ronald Stan, who was reported missing after a 1977 fire in a rural area near London, Ont., has been found alive and residing under an “assumed identity” in the United States.

    Officers with the Middlesex County detachment and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office conducted an investigation after an early-morning barn fire on Sept. 29, 1977, in the former Township of East Williams.

    In 1986, almost nine years after his disappearance, the missing man was declared deceased by the courts."

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...-u-s-1.2745981


    "But in July 2014, a routine audit of the case reopened the investigation into his disappearance, and found he was alive.

    The OPP discovered that Stan, now 69 years old, had been living in the U.S. under the name Jeff Walton.

    Police have contacted the families affected by the discovery.

    U.S. authorities have also been notified"

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    will be interesting to see if US authorities prosecute him
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    Quote Originally Posted by newone View Post
    will be interesting to see if US authorities prosecute him
    Maybe I read links too quickly.
    Prosecute him for....what, pls.?

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    This case puts some perspective on other cases, imo. Some people do just want to disappear and start again. Unfortunately LE cannot become complacent - one never knows what the circumstances are. Jmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    Maybe I read links too quickly.
    Prosecute him for....what, pls.?

    assuming a new identity in USA -
    did he pass himself off as American or vote ((he was Canadian))
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    Ontario man declared dead in 1986 found alive in U.S., police say

    Spam on here? That's a new one! Mods alerted.

    Anyway, wonder how Ronald's family is feeling right now!!

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    Spam on here? That's a new one! Mods alerted.

    Anyway, wonder how Ronald's family is feeling right now!!
    It can happen anywhere, anytime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaliste View Post
    Spam on here? That's a new one! Mods alerted.

    Anyway, wonder how Ronald's family is feeling right now!!
    Either very happy or very mad, imo.
    Confused about ' spam ' comments, did I miss something??

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    Jim Walsh, a member of the Ailsa Craig volunteer fire department, remembers fighting the fire that broke out in a large hog barn about 2 a.m.

    "It was totally engulfed when we got there. The barn was full of pigs," said Walsh.

    It was believed the missing man was in the barn.

    "We dug through dead pigs and you name it, up to our knees all that day, hunting for human remains," Walsh said.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...-u-s-1.2745981


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    He left behind a wife and two children. And he currently has a different wife and son.

    http://www.lfpress.com/2014/08/25/mi...-united-states

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    He left behind a wife and two children. And he currently has a different wife and son.

    http://www.lfpress.com/2014/08/25/mi...-united-states

    What a shame for those firefighters working so hard in those conditions trying to find him, not all the swine perished, imo.


    from link.
    "One former firefighter, Jim Walsh, still vividly recalls poking through the burned-out remains and hog carcasses, with dozens of other volunteers, desperately looking for human remains.

    “We dug through those pigs and it was horrible, just horrible,” Walsh said.

    “It was a gruesome thing, and especially since we were looking for somebody. It’s one you don’t forget.”

    Stan was never found.

    Left behind, relatives say, was a wife and two young children"

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaljoke View Post
    Jim Walsh, a member of the Ailsa Craig volunteer fire department, remembers fighting the fire that broke out in a large hog barn about 2 a.m.

    "It was totally engulfed when we got there. The barn was full of pigs," said Walsh.

    It was believed the missing man was in the barn.

    "We dug through dead pigs and you name it, up to our knees all that day, hunting for human remains," Walsh said.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...-u-s-1.2745981
    If Stan/Walton staged the fire, I would think he'd be prosecuted in Canada for arson. Not to mention, to reimburse the fire dept. for their efforts looking for him (putting their lives at risk), with interest. Are there also laws in Canada against cruelty to animals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Either very happy or very mad, imo.
    Confused about ' spam ' comments, did I miss something??
    I think his first wife would be furious.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Either very happy or very mad, imo.
    Confused about ' spam ' comments, did I miss something??
    There was a spammy post with questionable links about handbags from a new user. Mods cleaned it up within minutes! They are great at what they do because it's the first post like that I've seen in my many years here.

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