OPP Homicide Investigation of Frederick “John” Hatch


The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Frederick “John” HATCH.

On December 17, 2015, at 6:42 a.m., the body of 65-year-old Frederick “John” HATCH was discovered east of the 10th Line off Wellington Road 124 near the Town of Erin, Ontario.

HATCH was last seen in the Ottawa area on December 16, 2015, at 1:05 p.m., at a Dollar Tree Store. HATCH’s mode of travel between Ottawa and Erin is unknown; however, HATCH was known to hitchhike. HATCH was wearing a denim vest with Mickey Mouse characters on the back, black leather jacket, a blue/white bandana, glasses and black Harley Davidson boots, and was carrying a red duffel bag.

Investigators urge any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the murder of Frederick “John” HATCH to immediately contact the Director of Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Services at 1-888-310-1122 or 705 329-6111, or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.