Province posts $50K reward for leads in Frederick John Hatch homicide
Victim last seen in Ottawa on Dec. 16, 2015
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).