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Simcoe County Case Files - Ongoing Investigation Results in Second Arrest

Simcoe County Case Files - Ongoing Investigation Results in Second Arrest
May 3rd, 2018 - Police & the Community

(BARRIE, ON) – At a news conference on Wednesday April 18, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Services Commander Detective-Superintendent Ken LEPPERT and Barrie Police Service (BPS) Chief Kimberley GREENWOOD credited enhanced public discussions with helping to provide resolution to the 1991 disappearance and deaths of two men.

At that time, police jointly announced that 49-year-old Michael Guido Gerald CLAES of Elmvale, Ontario had been arrested and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder in regards to the deaths of 21-year-old Grant AYERST and 36-year-old Norman WHALLEY.

On Wednesday May 2, 2018, a second arrest was made in Keswick, Ontario in regards to this ongoing investigation. As a result, 52-year-old David Glenn BOND is currently facing 2 charges of Accessory After the Fact to Murder, contrary to Section 240 of the Criminal Code of Canada. He has been remanded in custody and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie earlier today for a Bail Hearing.

The dedicated Simcoe County Case Files Facebook page remains active and the episodic videos that focus on the murders of Grant AYERST and Norman WHALLEY, 17-year-old Cindy HALLIDAY, 40-year-old April DOBSON and 30-year-old Jaimee Lee Miller also remain available on the OPP Corporate Communications YouTube channel and there are also links to them on the Barrie Police website as well.

Viewers can provide information by calling the dedicated Simcoe County Case Files Hotline toll-free at 1-844-677-5030, by email at SimcoeCountyCaseFiles@opp.ca or – to remain anonymous – call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Media resources, including poster graphics of the unresolved cases, remain available at this link: www.opp.ca/media/SimcoeCountyCaseFiles


  • Constable Sarah BAMFORD
    Corporate Communications, Media Officer
    Barrie Police Service
    Phone: (705) 725-7025 Ext. 2680     
    E-mail:  sbamford@barriepolice.ca 
  • Sergeant Peter LEON
    Community Safety Coordinator
    OPP Central Region
    Phone: (705) 330-3713      
    E-mail: peter.leon@opp.ca