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By Ian Oakes 

Akwesasne Youth Missing Since January 31


Timmy Benedict-Leaf is currently a missing person. Please contact AMPS with any information you may have.

An Akwesasne youth is missing, and the family desperately needs your help in finding him. Timothy John Benedict-Leaf was last expected to be headed to Cornwall to go out with friends. According to his mother, Tina Benedict-Leaf, Timothy has been missing since January 31, and “it’s like he just disappeared, he just vanished.” Timmy is approximately 5’ 4” tall with brown eyes, and wavy brown hair that goes past his shoulders. His mother said that Timmy looks just like his brother Frank Jr. Timmy is of slim build, and weighs approximately 125-135 lbs. According to Akwesasne Mohawk Police, Timmy was last seen on Cornwall Island on February 1, 2013. He was last seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt, a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna and hat, similar to or the same as what’s seen in the photo. Timmy had just recently moved into a new apartment on January 1, 2013. Tina said that Timmy is shy, and doesn’t do well in crowds, and is a beautiful person.

“I am not doing too well, I am very scared and I am very anxious to get him home. I am worried sick, and my whole family is worried sick,” Tina said.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police have requested anyone with information to contact them at 613-575-2340, and any information you have may be relevant to the investigation. You may also contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 613-575-2255, you may also be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.00

Tina has also said that anyone with any information can contact her at 613-932-0388 or her mother, Lena at 613-938-6122.


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