Norman Richard Welsh
North American Missing Persons Network
Norman Richard Welsh

Above Images: Welsh

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 19, 1976 from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 15, 1944
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on head. Shorter than
    Collar Straight, short hair, has a 2 tooth partial plate and is missing
    his front upper left tooth, teeth slightly stained.
  • Medical Conditions: He required medication for epilepsy.
    He was known to have seizures and doctors were concerned he would have
    difficulty recovering from a seizure on his own.
  • Clothing: Checked knit blue and grey pants, a checked black
    and white shirt and slippers. He had $14 in his possession.
  • Case Number: 20090026OPP

  • Details of Disappearance
    Norman Welsh, who was 31, was vacationing with his mother in Sturgeon Falls when the OPP found him walking on the highway on July 18. Police brought him to the general hospital in Sturgeon Falls out of concern for his safety. From there he was transferred to the former North Bay Psychiatric Hospital. Welsh was upset and demanded to be released, stating that he wished to go back home to St. Catharines.

    The following day, nursing staff escorted him outside between hospital buildings where he walked toward a wooded area. He was last seen running toward the bush.

    North Bay police officers and hospital staff conducted several searches of the hospital grounds but came up empty.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    North Bay Police Service
    1-877-9FIND ME (1-877-934-6363)

    Source Information
    Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit Ontario
    St. Catharines Standard