Toronto Jewish Man Found Dead After Being Missing For 9 Months

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Ariel Kaplan

TORONTO (VINnews) — A Toronto Jewish man has been confirmed dead after he went missing 9 months ago.

32-year-old Ariel Kaplan went missing in August of 2021, three months after he was charged with his alleged involvement in the theft of a tractor-trailer that was carrying nearly $250,000 worth of merchandise, including thousands of bottles of juice and more than 100 washing machines.

On May 10, 2022, police were called after human remains were found in Uxbridge, a township in Ontario, Canada.

On Tuesday, Ontario Forensic Pathology Services confirmed the remains belonged to Kaplan.

“An extensive ground and water search was conducted by members of our Public Safety Unit as well as the York Regional Police dive team. The investigation is ongoing.” the agency said in a news release.

According to Det. Sgt. Doris Carriere, police believe Kaplan was murdered and his body disposed of in the fall of 2021. Witnesses in the area reported seeing the bag as far back as November 2021, Carriere said.

Kaplan had lived in an apartment in Richmond Hill, according to police.


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