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Man reported as missing before death

A man found deceased in a vacant Oshawa apartment one week before Christmas had previously been reported as missing to police.

The body of 31-year-old Jeffrey Allan Johnston was found by the owner of the building at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 17. Durham Regional Police confirmed Johnston’s death as the region’s ninth homicide of 2017.

A post-mortem was conducted and the results determined the cause of death to be “sharp-force trauma.”

DRPS spokesperson George Tudos told The Express Johnston had been reported missing

shortly before his passing.

He was identified as a resident of Oshawa but no specific address has been released by police.

Police continue to investigate and Tudos says there is no suspect information to release at this time.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation are urged  to call Det. Horrocks (ext. 5418) or Det. Moore (ext. 5326) of the Major Crime – Homicide Unit at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.