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OPP looking for details about homicide victim who frequented truck stops

TORONTO, Ont. — Police are asking for help in identifying details involving a hitchhiker whose death is now being considered a homicide.

Frederick John Hatch

Frederick John Hatch, 65, was found deceased in a field near Erin, Ont, on December 17, 2015. He was last seen in Nepean, Ont. on the afternoon of December 16, 2015.

Police claim he lived a transient lifestyle habitually hitch hiking throughout Canada and that he frequented truck stops asking for rides.

Hatch has been described as about five feet six inches tall, heavy, and had a grey moustache with grey shoulder-length hair.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen Hatch to call them toll-free at 1-844-677-5010, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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