Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Make Appeal in Case of Girl, 2, Who Disappeared from Ontario Park in 1966

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Make Appeal in Case of Girl, 2, Who Disappeared from Ontario Park in 1966

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Police make appeal in 1966 missing girl case

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ORILLIA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police are appealing to anyone with information about the disappearance of a young girl more than 50 years ago to come forward.

Police say Diane Prevost was reported missing in Grundy Lake Provincial Park, about 90 kilometres southeast of Sudbury, Ont., on Sept. 17, 1966.

They say the two-year-old was afraid of the water and had been playing in the sand while her father fished on the dock and her siblings swam in the lake.

Police say when the girl asked to return to the trailer at the campsite, which was approximately 150 metres from the beach, her father asked her to wait a moment while he reeled in his line.

When he turned to take her back to the campsite, the girl was no longer on the beach and extensive searches of the park and the lake that spanned more than a month found no trace of her.

Investigators say she has never been seen since and have posted a video about her disappearance on social media in an effort to reach anyone with information about what happened to Diane Prevost. …

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