Raheem White disappearance: Police release new video appealing to the public

More than six months after Raheem White was last seen in Toronto’s Junction neighborhood, Toronto Police Department (TPS) and Crime Stoppers released a video in an effort to publicize the disappearance and encourage anyone with information. to come forward.

White was last seen Dec. 1 in Toronto’s Osler Street and Pelham Avenue neighborhoods around 3:30 p.m. wearing a black jacket, black pants, an orange toque and a black backpack, police said. He is described as a black man, six feet tall, weighs 200 pounds with an athletic build, brown eyes and black hair worn in dreadlocks.

White was working as a delivery boy and DJ at the time of his disappearance, his relatives said, and had plans to move in with his girlfriend.

A vehicle driven by Raheem at the time of his disappearance was found by investigators in a parking lot on Lakeshore Boulevard West near Sunnyside Beach with his wallet and personal belongings inside, but his cell phone is still missing.

“Raheem has a large number of family and friends who are deeply concerned for his well-being and are calling for a safe return,” TPS Detective Chriss Sukhdeo said in the video.

“The area where Raheem’s truck was found will be a recreational trail and boardwalk next year that will be popular with cyclists, runners and dog owners,” he added, reminding the public that if anyone has information to contact with the police.

Despite a major public response to the disappearance, followed by a number of reported sightings, White remains missing. Police have said they conducted extensive searches for White, spoke to his family and friends, contacted every major hospital, twice searched local shelters and searched areas they know White visited, among “further.” research tools…that we don’t release.”

They also said they have “examined numerous individual sightings and conducted video canvass,” none of which have been confirmed.

In May, CTV News Toronto spoke to White’s friends and family ahead of the six-month sign of his disappearance.

“It seemed like nothing was going on,” said White’s former roommate and close friend, Stefan Coward, who saw White two days before the disappearance. “There was no real indication, no real sign.”

THE RESEARCH

White’s mother, Rosemarie, told CTV News Toronto in May that she felt the police investigation had stalled.

She said she often receives messages from individuals claiming to have seen her son, but by the time tips are investigated, their relevance has diminished.

“Oh my god, I’ve had so many sightings,” she said in May. “There have been tips every week, people message me regularly.”

“But if [Raheem] is seen today, and [police] don’t get the message until four days later, [is he] waiting for you in the same place? I do not think so.”

Rosemarie was not given a formal interview with police until May 11, nearly six months after White was reported missing.

When asked for comment, a Toronto Police Department spokesperson confirmed to CTV News Toronto that Rosemarie participated in her first formal interview with police on May 11, but emphasized that she “communicates weekly with [Raheem’s] mother.”

“The Toronto Police Department takes missing persons investigations extremely seriously and our agents are committed to finding people as quickly as possible, using significant resources from across the service to support our efforts,” they said.

Police are asking anyone with information about Raheem White’s whereabouts to contact TPS’ missing persons department at 416-808-7411.