Akwesasne police still searching for two missing persons

Akwesasne police still searching for two missing persons
Timothy Benedict-Leaf

By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Akwesasne police are looking to close a couple of longstanding missing person cases.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) said Timothy Benedict-Leaf, age 19, was last seen on Cornwall Island (Kawehno:ke) on Feb. 1.

Benedict-Leaf is described as five-foot-four-inches tall and weighing 125 to 135 pounds. He has a small frame, thin build and long, dark hair that extends past his shoulders.

Second missing person case

The AMPS are also searching for a second unrelated missing person. Richard Todd Adams, known by the nickname “Acid,” was last seen in Montreal in July of 2009. He is five-foot-ten-inches, weighing 270 pounds, with a clean-shaven, dark complexion and brown short hair and eyes. Adams has a false front tooth and a scar on his abdomen.  Today, he would be 50 years of age.

“These cases remain open and we will not stop taking new information and following leads,” said Deputy Chief of Police Leroy Swamp, in a statement.  “Despite months or years passing, we are always looking for a resolution and for these men to be found.”

In November, AMPS closed two unrelated searches for missing men in the Akwesasne area. In one case, the individual returned to their residence in what AMPS are calling a happy ending. The other ended tragically when the remains of a Cornwall man, who disappeared in the St. Lawrence River, were found miles downstream.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Timothy Benedict-Leaf or Richard “Acid” Adams, please call Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.

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