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Search discontinued for missing Toronto man

Marathon OPP is assisting Toronto Police Service and Thunder Bay Police Service in search for a missing Toronto man.
Brian Penny

MARATHON, Ont. – Police have discontinued the search for a missing Toronto man who was reported missing late last month.

In a release issued Thursday night, Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve discontinued search efforts after an extensive search was conducted by officers, OPP emergency response team, K-9 members, air support, underwater search and rescue dive unit and marine.

As of 10 p.m. on Monday all resources have concluded their search with negative results in locating 28-year-old Brian Penny.

Penny is described as a Caucasian male standing five-foot-nine and weighing 165 pounds with a thin build, and fair complexion. He has brown hair, beard and brown eyes. He arrived in Thunder Bay on Sept. 20, 2019 and rented a vehicle.

On Monday, Sept. 23, the vehicle, a silver 2020 Nissan Rogue, was located by Marathon OPP officers approximately 45 kilometres west of Marathon on a dirt road off of Highway 17. The vehicle was unoccupied with no sign of the occupant.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brian Penny is asked to call the OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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