Brett O’Grady: Family and friends of the missing Ottawa man continue the search

OTTAWA – The family of an Ottawa man who has been missing since Thursday is offering a $ 10,000 reward for tips that led to his being found.

Brett O’Grady, 35, was reported missing Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was last seen in the Avro Circle area at the east end. An extensive police search is underway with the help of volunteers.

O’Grady’s father told CTV News Ottawa’s Jeremie Charron that the family is offering the reward while the search continues.

In a press release, Ottawa police described him as a Caucasian man, 173 cm tall, with a medium structure, brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a purple wolf logo, dark jeans and navy blue shoes. It is also believed that he rode on a red and black Pure Fix bike.

Police said early Sunday afternoon that members of the emergency services were deployed Friday night to help with the search after police received some investigative measures. The search was focused on a wooded area near the Aviation Parkway and the Ottawa River.

Emergency services set up on Sunday in the area around Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier Parkway, Polaris Avenue, the Ottawa River and Aviation Parkway as the search continues. Police operations include water and shoreline searches and the use of a drone.

O’Grady works for Ottawa tech giant Shopify. In a statement, a company spokesman said they hope he is found safe and sound.

“We are deeply concerned to hear that Brett has been reported missing by his family and we hope for his safe return. We are doing everything we can to support the search and urge anyone with information to contact Ottawa Police. , “said the spokesman.

Anyone with information about Brett O’Grady’s current whereabouts should call Ottawa Police on 613-236-1222.

If you have information that could help investigators but do not know where he is at the moment, please contact Missing Persons Unit 613-236-1222, ext. 2355, between 8 and 16 on weekdays.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers for free at 1-800-222-8477 or at

–With files from CTV News Ottawa’s Jeremie Charron.


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