Police ask for help finding missing junior hockey player from Toronto
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:40PM EDT
Toronto police are reaching out to the public to help solve the disappearance of a 20-year-old Junior hockey player from Toronto.
Terry Trafford, a 20-year-old player with the Saginaw Spirit junior hockey team in Michigan, was last seen in Michigan on March 3, police say. At the time, he was driving a green chevy pickup truck with the Michigan license plate CJA2235. He was believed to be heading back to Toronto. However Trafford hasn’t been heard from since.
Police told CP24 Sunday that they were contacted by Trafford’s parents on Friday, several days after the young man stopped communicating with family or friends.
Det. Ann-Marie Tupling said police cannot confirm that Trafford crossed the border into Ontario.
Tupling said Trafford is considered to be a successful player and police are not aware of any reason why he might want to disappear.
His OHL team also issued a press release Sunday saying that they’re concerned for his safety.
“The Saginaw Spirit Franchise and the entire Great Lakes Bay Region are very concerned of the whereabouts of Saginaw Spirit hockey player Terry Trafford,” the statement on the team’s website read. “Terry was last seen Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. We currently have no further comment until the professionals searching for him complete their work.
“The entire Spirit organization is very concerned for the young man and we hope and pray that he is safe and found soon.”
Friends and teammates took to Twitter Sunday, asking people to spread the word about Trafford’s disappearance and to ask that people contact police with any information.
However Tupling said none of them has so far had a response.
Trafford is described as a black male standing five-foot-nine, weighing about 170 pounds with black hair.
Anyone with information about Trafford’s whereabouts is asked to contact Toronto police at 416−808−1200 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477).
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