Brantford missing man found deceased, foul play not suspected

BRANTFORD, ONT-A city man missing since April 16 has been found deceased in a wooded area  near Welton Road.

Brantford Police said Noriyuki Kikuji, 83 was found at approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday  April 20, 2022 by officers with the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) .

Mr. Kikuji had been reported missing from his home Saturday, April 16, 2022. Information received from members of the public allowed investigators to focus search efforts in the area of Lynden Road and Garden Avenue.

During the extensive search, Brantford Police Service Patrol Officers and the BPS Emergency Response Team received the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Helicopter Team.

Investigators are now working in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance and information as we worked to locate Mr. Kikuji. This is not the outcome any of us were hoping for.

 The Brantford Police Service would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kikuji. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult and emotional time

Add Your Voice

Is there more to this story? We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Contribute your voice on our contribute page.