North American Missing Persons Network
Dennis Arthur Simpson

Above Image: Simpson, circa 1972

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 20, 1972 from MacMillan Lake, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 24, 1945
  • Age: 27 years
  • Height: n/a
  • Weight: n/a
  • Hair Color: n/a
  • Eye Color: n/a
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: MB10033 1972-538; MB10067 1992-6084

  • Details of Disappearance
    During the weekend of August 18, 1972 Simpson and a friend left for a fishing trip on MacMillian Lake. When they failed
    to return by the 22nd. Numerous people contacted police. Through investigation it was later determined that both men were
    last seen by a man on shore on Sunday the 20th, and their camp was still set up. They told the individual that they were
    going to make one more pass and then intended to break camp. Weather conditions at the time were such that there would have
    been rough water. Given this and the fact that the men were in a fairly small canoe, it was determined they may have
    capsized. An extensive land, water and air search did not find anything other than various articles that were identified as
    belonging to the two missing fishermen. Simpson has never been located.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit
    (204) 986-6250

    Source Information
    Manitoba Chiefs of Police