Body found believed to be missing Ont. teacher

Whitby man Jeffrey Boucher, 52. (Durham Regional Police handout)

Whitby man Jeffrey Boucher, 52. (Durham Regional Police handout)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:03 PM ET

TORONTO -- A body believed to be that of Whitby, Ont., jogger Jeffrey Boucher, who vanished in mid-January, was found washed up on the shore of Lake Ontario Saturday, Durham Regional Police said.

The grisly discovery was made around 2:20 p.m. by a citizen walking along the shoreline just east of Toronto, a few hours after search-and-rescue volunteers located the missing 52-year-old's second sneaker.

“Further investigation took place, and we believe the body to be that of Jeffrey Boucher,” Det. Jeff Kennedy said.

Kennedy said he met with Boucher's wife, Kristen, and one of their two daughters, Bettina, 17, to let them know.

Boucher, who taught high school in Bowmanville, Ont., was last seen by his wife and daughter before going to bed on the night of Jan. 12. He left home for his morning run around 6 a.m. the next day.

Despite a massive search effort, police were unable to find even a shred of evidence regarding his whereabouts.


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