Australian Scientist Disappears In Canada
March 1, 2010
Lachlan Cranswick, a 41-year-old worker at the National Research Council in Ontario vanished on January 19.
Police are baffled by the case, as they claim that the scientist left no clues behind that they can use to track his movements, location, or figure out what might have happened to him.
All the police know is that Cranswick boarded a bus home on January 18, took out the garbage something late at night or early on the morning of the 19th, and then disappeared.
Searches have proven fruitless, and no tips have yielded results.
Police say they have no reason to believe he has been the victim of a crime, or that he was targeted due to his profession.
“It’s not like he’s a reactor designer or that he knows how to use them,” Const. Darin Faris of the Deep River police force said.
“He’s not someone who, if you gave him highly enriched uranium, he could make a bomb. He’s not that kind of person.”
They also don’t think that he managed to lose himself in the surrounding wilderness outside of the town.
“We don’t believe he got lost. He’s meticulous in all points of detail,” Faris said.
While they admit the possibility of falling through the ice on the frozen river near his home, or being attacked by wild animals, they say that helicopter sweeps and expansive foot searches have shown no evidence to suggest this.