Missing 20 year-old man confirmed deceased

A 20 year-old Kingston man who was reported missing on June 27, 2020, has been found sadly deceased. Police located the body of Jaykumar Shaileshbhai Bhikhabhai Patel in Lake Ontario on Wednesday, July 1, at Battery Park in Kingston.

Jaykumar came to Kingston in September 2018 as an International student, from Saladi, Gujarat, India. His parents are currently in India, planning to travel to Canada for the final rituals. A Go Fund Me page to assist the family with costs was launched on Friday, Jul. 3. It reached its $25,000 goal on Saturday, Jul. 4, 2020.

Jaykumar was last seen by family on Friday, Jun. 26, 2020 around 6:30 p.m. on Daly Street. Police have reason to believe Jaykumar may later have been in the area of the Wolfe Island Ferry ramp. The Kingstonist extends sincere condolences to friends and family of Jay Patel.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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