Death of missing Oakville man has now been confirmed

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Published July 25, 2023 at 10:52 am

Halton Regional Police have confirmed that Mustafa Toufexief, who had been missing since July 8, was found dead. HRPS PHOTO

As reported by inhalton.com on July 20, an Oakville man reported missing earlier this month was found dead near Mississauga.

Halton Regional Police confirmed the news today (July 25).

Mustafa Toufexief was reported missing on July 8 and police subsequently sent out several bulletins asking for the public’s help to find him.

However, on July 18 his body was discovered in a ravine near Ford Dr. and Royal Windsor Dr.

The cause of death has not been released, but foul play is not suspected although police have not commented on this aspect of the case.

“It is with great sadness that the Halton Regional Police Service announces that Mustafa Toufexief has been located deceased,” police said in an update. “The HRPS would like to thank the public and media for their efforts in this search.”

The 42-year-old, who had mental health challenges and was considered vulnerable, was last seen around 11 a.m. on foot at Royal Windsor Dr., east of Winston Churchill Blvd.

Police had been waiting for the results of a coroner’s investigation to positively confirm his identity.

Police say they will not provide any further updates out of respect for the privacy of the family.

The frantic search led both Halton Regional Police and Peel Police to release numerous updates with photos asking for the public’s help in locating the missing Oakville man.

Mustafa’s sister Fatma Toufexief also provided media interviews in the hope of locating her brother.

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