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Missing Man,
Finch Avenue East and McCowan Road area,
Joseph Michael Mendes De Franca, 77

Broadcast time: 22:09
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Unit: 42 Division
Phone: 416-808-4200
Case #: 2021-1262500

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Joseph Michael Mendes De Franca, 77, was last seen on Monday, July 5, 2021, at 5:55 p.m., in the Finch Avenue East and McCowan Road area.

He is described as 5'10", 160lbs, with short black hair, and a grey moustache.

He was last seen wearing a rust coloured t-shirt, black pants, brown slippers, a blue baseball cap with "Dr Jay" in blue lettering across the front.

He was driving a 2015, black Nissan Rogue with Ontario plate CKJE748.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A person can be reported missing at any time - there is no 24 hour waiting period. If you are concerned for someone’s immediate safety, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can report a person as missing to the Toronto Police Service by calling the non-emergency number 416-808-2222.

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Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Angelo Gonzales, 42 Division