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.