North American Missing Persons Network
Jake Nicholas Just

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Above Images: Just, circa 1998; Age-progressed to 26 (circa 2005)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 30, 1998 from Midland, Ontario
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 15, 1979
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Olive green and beige coloured long
    sleeve T-shirt, black D.V.S. running shoes, size 11 and
    carrying a black knapsack, brand name "Jaguar".
  • Case Number: 955-10-122-99

  • Details of Disappearance
    On the evening of October 30, 1998, at about midnight, Just was last seen walking home with some friends after a Devil's Night party.

    On the way home, Jake decided to take a trail through the woods. His friend continued along the street and the two were to meet up at the point where the trail exited to the street. He was drinking heavily and was intoxicated. Although a marsh and quicksand were near the wooded trail, searchers could find no physical evidence to suggest that Jake, or anyone, had traveled near these areas in the days prior to Jake's disappearance. Despite an eight day search, no physical evidence linking back to Jake was found.

    When Jake entered the wooded area, he was carrying a knapsack. It has not been recovered. There were hundreds of potential witnesses interviewed and numerous tips were follow up on.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Midland Police Service
    (705) 527-6633

    Source Information
    Midland Police Service
    Garden of Missing Children Society
    News Wire
    The Barrie Examiner