Name :

JOHNSEN, Frederick George

Case : ON-MM-1979-08-01109


Date Of Disappearance : August 28, 1979
Location Of Disappearance : Toronto, Ontario
Age At Disappearance : 44 years
Height (estimate) : 183 cm (6’0”)
Weight (estimate) : Unknown
Hair Colour : Brown
Eye Colour : Blue
Gender : Male
Race : Caucasian
Aliases : Fred, Freddy


Dental Information : Unknown
Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Head – undescribed facial scars
Build – slender/thin

Clothing/Jewelry : Unknown
Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

Fred Johnsen was abducted at gunpoint from his Old Forest Hill Road mansion.  According to his sister-in-law, Fred was forced into a dark coloured Toyota Corolla.  Although Fred’s business partner did receive a ransom demand, confusion resulted in the ransom money not being transferred to the kidnappers.

In 1980, Alan Bazkur stood trial for his alleged roll in the kidnapping.  He was later acquitted.

Fred Johnsen was legally declared dead in 1984.  During the proceedings, three possible scenarios were given to explain Johnsen’s disappearance:

1. Johnsen’s disappearance was voluntary to escape his many debts.
2. Johnsen was kidnapped and killed when the ransom demands were not met.
3. Johnsen was killed as a result of his dealings with the criminal underworld.

Fred Johnsen’s body has not been located.

Contact :

Toronto Police Service – 416-808-2222
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : TPS 1979-104708.D13 – NCMPUR 2014004449
Source Links :

Doe Network File 715DMON
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Last Modified : March 22, 2024

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