Unsolved Missing Person Investigation

Unsolved Missing Person Investigation

Brian Henry disappeared on May 5th, 1974

This morning, as part of a series of media conferences on its unsolved missing person and homicide investigations, the North Bay Police Service hosted a media conference regarding the disappearance of Brian Henry.

On May 5th, 1974, 21-year old Brian Henry went to work with his father John Henry.

At the time, John Henry was an employee of Canadore College who was working the 4 p.m. to midnight shift. Brian took the opportunity to walk the trails behind Canadore College as he was an avid bird watcher. John had made arrangements with Brian to meet him at his car at midnight if he wished to be driven home. When John Henry completed his shift, Brian was not at the vehicle. He made the assumption that Brian decided to walk. When John arrived home he was told by other family members that Brian had not returned.

At approximately 2 a.m. the next morning, John contacted his friend Cst. Foster of the North Bay Police Department and told him the story. As a result of their conversation, the two men drove together to the Canadore trails to look for Brian. Between 5:30 and 7:15 a.m., John Henry organized a group of friends to walk the Canadore trails to look for his son. Brian was not found.

On May 6th, 1974, Brian Henry was officially reported missing to the North Bay Police Department.
Brian Henry has not been seen or heard from since.

Brian Henry, born 2 September 1952 is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’6″ tall
  • 130lbs
  • Short brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • last seen wearing blue jeans a Jean jacket, black boots and black rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information that may assist police in this investigation is asked to contact Det. Constable Roger Drolet at the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com