Man Found, Missing Since 1977

A man from Middlesex County who had been reported missing in 1977 has been found living in the United States.

On Sept. 29, 1977, Middlesex County OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshal investigated a barn fire in the former township of East Williams.

A man was reported missing after the fire and was declared dead by the courts in 1986.

This past July, the investigation into the disappearance of the man, 32-year-old Ronald Stan, was reopened for a routine audit of the case.

Through the investigation, police found the man is actually alive and living in the United States as 69-year-old Jeff Walton.

American authorities and the affected families have both been told the results of the investigation and the case is now closed.