January 17, 2014 7:26 pm
Updated: January 18, 2014 11:12 am

Police expand search for missing Whitby man to waterfront trail

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ABOVE: Durham police still have no clues or evidence as to the whereabouts of a Whitby father who went missing on Monday. Global’s Mark Carcasole has the latest. 

TORONTO – Durham police still have no clues or evidence as to the whereabouts of a Whitby father who went missing on Monday.

“We remain actively searching ground and air Friday, it will continue tonight, this weekend and into next week,” said Durham police Sgt. Nancy van Rooy during a media briefing Friday morning.

Police say they will continue to look in areas where 52-year-old Jeffrey Boucher frequented as a runner.

“We have extended the geography… including the waterfront trail,” said van Rooy.

Police have said it’s presumed Boucher went out for a morning jog Monday and never returned, although van Rooy says no one actually saw him get dressed and leave his home.

WATCH: Durham police Sgt. Nancy van Rooy updates the media on the search for Jeffrey Boucher (Jan 17)


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Police expanded the radius of their ground search Thursday but have yet to find any sign of the Bowmanville high school teacher.

Van Rooy described Boucher as a “man of routine” who may have “stepped away” from those routines and quite possibly could have disappeared on his own volition.

“At some point in time, we’re looking for something that will take us in a different direction,” van Rooy said.

Police say they will continue their investigation into his disappearance until he’s found.

The public is advised not to get involved in the search efforts as authorities say they have enough trained individuals taking part in the operation.

Boucher is described as white, six feet tall and 180 pounds with grey and white short hair.

-With files from The Canadian Press

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