WHITBY, Ont. - Police are stepping up the search for a missing Whitby man who went out for a morning jog and never returned.
Durham Region police say 52-year-old Jeffrey Boucher is an avid runner and it’s believed he set out for a routine run on Monday, but he has not been seen or heard from since.
A command post has been set up near his family home in the city east of Toronto (near Brock Street and Taunton Road.)
Authorities say Boucher, a teacher at Bowmanville High School, did not arrive for work on Monday morning and his vehicle was found at his home.
Police have been searching the vicinity, including a nearby conservation area, as well as parks and trails in the neighbourhood.
An air support unit and ATVs are being used to assist in the search.
“We want to make sure that he hasn’t fallen or had a medical episode,” Staff Sgt. Steve Jones said.
Boucher is described as white, six feet tall, 180 pounds with grey and white short hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Durham regional police.
(680News, The Canadian Press)