POLICE STILL SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING TWO MISSING AKWESASNE MEN

TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE - The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service wishes to remind the public that they are continuing to seek information related to two unresolved missing persons cases.

Timothy Benedict-Leaf, age 19, was reportedly last seen on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island)  on February 1, 2013.  He is described as 5’4” tall, small/thin build, approximately 125-135 lbs. with long, dark hair that extends past his shoulders.  Police urge the public to contact them with any information they have related to Timothy’s disappearance.

A second missing persons case is that of Richard Todd Adams, known by the nickname “Acid”, who was last reported to have been seen in Montreal in July of 2009.  He is described as 5’10” tall, 270 lbs., brown short hair and eyes, clean-shaven, dark complexion.  Acid is known to have a false front tooth and a scar on his abdomen.  Today, he would be 50 years of age.

“These cases remain open and we will not stop taking new information and following leads,” said Deputy Chief of Police Leroy Swamp.  “Despite months or years passing, we are always looking for a resolution and for these men to be found.”

In the past month, AMPS has assisted in two unrelated searches for missing men in the Akwesasne area. One incident ended happily when the individual made it home on his own.  However, the other ended tragically when a Cornwall man’s remains were found miles downstream after disappearing from the St. Lawrence River.

“We are always hopeful for a happy ending to any missing person case,” said AMPS Chief of Police Jerry Swamp.  “We urge the community and public in general to call us with any information regarding either Timothy or Richard.  Any tip could be all we need to find these men and bring peace to their families.”

Police wish to remind the public that they should report a person missing as soon as the individual is suspected missing.  Any amount of time that passes before police are contacted can damage the investigation and limits possible leads.  Please, report missing persons immediately.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Timothy Benedict-Leaf or Richard “Acid” Adams, please call Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
MCA Communications Unit
Shannon Burns, Communications Manager
613-575-2348