Province posts $50K reward for leads in Frederick John Hatch homicide

The Ontario government is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever killed Frederick John Hatch near Erin, Ont., in December 2015.

Victim last seen in Ottawa on Dec. 16, 2015

Ontario Provincial Police have released several images showing Frederick John Hatch and what he was wearing before he was killed in December 2015. His body was found near Erin, Ont. (OPP)

The Ontario government is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever killed Frederick John Hatch near Erin, Ont., in December 2015.

Hatch's body was discovered just before 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, east of 10th Line off Wellington Road 124, just north of the small town of Erin, Ont.

The 65-year-old was last seen in Ottawa the day before at about 1 p.m., inside a Dollar Tree discount store.

OPP don't know how he got from Ottawa to Erin, but Hatch was known to hitchhike. When he died he was wearing a denim vest with Mickey Mouse characters on the back, a black leather jacket, a blue and white bandana, glasses and black Harley Davidson boots. He was carrying a red duffel bag.

Anyone with information about the person responsible for Hatch's murder is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Hatch's body was found Dec. 17, 2015, east of the 10th Line just off Wellington Road 124, near Erin, Ont. (Google Maps)