UPDATE: Police searching for man missing from psychiatry unit

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Published September 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Sept. 24, 2020:

Hamilton Police Service announced that Dakota Summers was located and charged after escaping from St.Joseph’s Healthcare, West 5th Campus on Sept. 12.

Sept. 24, 2020:

Hamilton Police Service announced that Dakota Summers was located and charged after escaping from St.Joseph’s Healthcare, West 5th Campus on Sept. 12.


Original story:

Police are searching for a missing man from Hamilton. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Dakota Summers was last seen on Sept. 12, leaving the St. Joseph’s Forensic Psychiatry Unit.

Summers was granted a day pass to leave the facility under the stipulation that he return the same day, but he never returned. 

He’s believed to still be on the Hamilton Mountain. 

Summers is described as Indigenous, approximately 6’2″, roughly 280-pounds; with short black hair. He has “Love” tattooed on his left hand, and “Faith” tattooed on his right hand.

Summers was last seen wearing black clothing and black shoes. 

The staff at St. Joseph’s and police are concerned for his safety. 

Anyone who encounters Summers is instructed not to approach him, and call police immediately.

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