Police find body of missing York U student

June 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm (Local, News, Toronto) (, , , , , , , )

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Shane’s body was discovered over the weekend, read details below. I wish his amazing and brave family who were so nice to my friends and I, all the support. At least there is at least a little bit of closure now.

Police have confirmed a body they found in the water near Ontario Place Saturday evening is that of missing York University student Shane Fair.

An off-duty police officer found the body Saturday afternoon, only steps away from where Fair was last seen on May 16.

Fair, who was 19, disappeared two weeks ago after attending a formal dinner and dance at Atlantis Pavilion at Ontario Place to celebrate the end of the school year.

He failed to get on the last bus that would have taken him back to campus.

Since his disappearance, the search for him was the subject of much media attention. His family and friends held a number of unsuccessful search parties to find him and plastered the waterfront and hydro poles downtown with posters, hoping for his return.

They had also started a Facebook group with photos and information on the search.

Police expanded the search for Fair Wednesday with divers and officers on the ground searching the buildings at Ontario Place.

Fair’s distraught parents had offered a $12,000 reward for anyone with information that would have brought him home. They had organized another search party which was to be held Sunday but was called off once Fair’s body was identified.

Just last night, his friends had hoped that a new security video released by the Westin Harbour Castle showed Fair walking along Queen’s Quay W. the night he disappeared. They believed he may have tried walking to his mother’s house in The Beach.

Fair was a Canadian Forces reservist and was set to join the army full-time the week after he disappeared.

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of his death.

Read the rest of this article here.

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