Search for missing Bradford teen in South Simcoe County

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Search continues for missing teen Siem Zerezghi on Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020. Police handout photo

South Simcoe police are asking for the public’s help in any leads to find Siem Zerezghi, 15, who was last seen by his parents on Friday night at 11:30 p.m. 

Police were notified Saturday afternoon of a missing child in the town of Bradford and have been searching since. According to a police media release, the missing teen is Black, with a thin build, 5’11”, with short buzzed hair. 

“He is believed to have a blue windbreaker, a blue jacket, a light spring-jacket. His probably most tell-tale will be a pair of blue Nike slides,” Sgt. David Phillips said in an interview Wednesday at the command post set up in the parking lot of Bradford District High School. 

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Police command post at Bradford District High School on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 (Arsheen Shamaila/Toronto Observer)

“We are not leaving anything out at this time. We are hoping this is a missing person case that can be resolved satisfactorily,” Phillips said.

The teen is believed to have no access to money or a cellphone. According to police, all of Siem’s technological devices have been located. 

In addition to two K9 units, traffic police and the marine unit, the Georgian Bay Search and Rescue Association is also covering the grounds of Bradford for any new leads. 

South Simcoe police providing live investigation updates on Twitter.

“Right now, it’s being treated as a missing person investigation,” Phillips said.  “We have an on-ground uniform search going on right now. We also have a host of investigative report units that are investigating all possible avenues.”

Anyone with information on Siem’s whereabouts can contact South Simcoe Police Service at 905-775-3311, 705-436-2141 ext. 1035 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.   

Media stakeout
News trucks parked in the Bradford District High School parking lot Weds. Oct. 28, 2020 awaiting updates on missing teen. (Arsheen Shamaila/Toronto Observer)

 “We need the public’s help here, to help drive this investigation and bring Siem home,” Phillips said. 

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Posted: Oct 29 2020 1:49 pm
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