Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
McDougall left his place of employment at Three-Way Demolition in Durham on Friday, October 11, 1985 with a co-worker and went home. He had an argument with his wife and the friend left.
After supper McDougall went to Ayton to the Commercial Hotel. He left the hotel with someone else, before closing time, and they met up elsewhere with the co-worker. McDougall returned to the hotel and left at closing time, between 1:30 – 1:40 am.
He was last reported alive at 2 a.m. October 12, 1985 leaving a residence on Edmund Street Ayton.
His vehicle was discovered near Ayton later that day. When his pickup truck was discovered, the ashtray was filled with different brands of cigarette butts.
Since his disappearance, McDougall has not accessed his bank accounts or used his credit cards. He has been described as meticulous, habitual, responsible and hardworking. He worked as a demolition worker and part-time garbage contractor. When he went missing, Neil was planning to adopt his wife's children.
Foul play is suspected. McDougall was declared legally dead in 1996.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains