http://www.examiner.com/article/vanished-4...rien-mcnaughtonVanished 40 years ago: what happened to 5 year old Adrien McNaughton?
June 13, 2012
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of 5 year old Adrien McNaughton. If alive, Adrien would be 45 years old now. The mystery, which no one has been able to solve, is what happened to Adrien on the night of June 12th, 1972, when he disappeared near Calabogie, Ontario?
Adrien McNaughton was a little boy living with his family in Arnprior, Ontario before he disappeared. On the night that he vanished, he was on a fishing trip with his family near Calobogie, on Holmes Lake. He was with his father and his three siblings at the time, when he wandered off by himself into a wooded area. He was never seen again, and no trace of him or what could have happened to him was ever found, despite intensive searches of the area by the police.
The missing boy was last seen wearing an orange striped shirt, blue jeans, a blue nylon parka, brown shorts and running shoes. When Adrien went missing he had brown eyes, blond hair, and he also had a 2 inch scar on his forehead, possibly over his left eye.
Three years ago, police released an updated sketch of what McNaughton might look like as an adult, at age 42. So far, it has not lead to a resolution to the case, but police are still hoping that it might generate a new lead in the 40 year old cold case, or that it will trigger someone to come forward with new information. For right now, what happened to Adrien McNaughton on June 12th, 1972 still remains a mystery, but hope still remains that one day, police might find the answer to that question, and close the only open missing persons case in Renfrew County on file.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit at 1-877-934-6363 (toll free in North America), or by Email at email@example.com, or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).