Ottawa Citizen reporter Zev Singer found a missing man at a bus stop after seeing his photo in a news release put out by police.
The news release Ottawa Citizen reporter Zev Singer received for a lost 65-year-old man wasn’t out of the ordinary, but seeing the lost man while driving to another assignment was.
The reporter approached the man at the bus stop he was sitting at and verified his identity — sure enough it was William Dupond, the man in the news release put out by the police. He had been visiting Ottawa for a family wedding on Saturday night, but because of some “limitations in his mental functioning” he couldn't remember much else — where his hotel and mother were and where he came from. Singer drove him to the police station in the rain and police reunited him with his family.
Check out Singer’s first-person account of accidently finding the missing man.
Angelina King is a freelance journalist who works as a reporter for CTV News Channel in Toronto. She previously reported for CTV in her hometown of Saskatoon and is a graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program. Angelina has a special interest in court and justice reporting, but is always grateful to share a human interest story. You can reach her at: @angelinakCTV.