Man still missing from Niagara trip
BURLINGTON — On Jan. 9 — his 28th birthday — Landry Ntwari travelled from his home in Burlington to Niagara Falls.
He didn’t tell anyone what he was doing, or why he had travelled to that city six times since October, said Halton police Det. Joe Barr. It was already his second trip that month.
What is known is that he checked into a downtown hotel and spent the night. The next day, Jan. 10, he could be seen on security walking near Fallsview Boulevard and Dunn Street in downtown Niagara Falls.
Around 7:15 p.m. he walks out of view and that is it. There has been no other sighting.
Police are concerned for his safety and asking the public for help.
Barr said there is no information that Ntwari was involved in anything untoward. He was not known to police and has never gone missing before. There is no record of him crossing the border or gambling.
He visited the city often but he was not known to hotel staff. He had not yet checked out of the hotel and had left some “personal items” behind.
“It wasn’t so much a birthday celebration ... it was a trip for him,” Barr said. “It’s still a bit of a mystery.”
Ntwari “liked his privacy” and “didn’t have a great social network of friends,” he said.
In the security footage, Ntwari is wearing a dark winter jacket with grey sleeves, tan pants and black shoes. He carried a small backpack.
He’s described as black with short black hair. He’s about five-foot-five and 154 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Const. Erin Toth at 905-825-4747, ext. 2313, the on-duty staff Sgt. at 905-825-4747, ext. 2310, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Ntwari is 28.