Missing person: Can you help police locate missing 87-year-old John 'Jackie' Davies?

John 'Jackie' Davies
Police are asking for help from the public to find 87-year-old John 'Jackie' Davies. Credit: Cape Breton Regional Police

UPDATE DEC. 16: Cape Breton Reginal Police issued a press release stating, "Police have located a deceased person in a remote rural area off Birch Point Road in South Cove, nearby a parked vehicle confirmed to belong to missing person Jackie Davies, and the one he was reported to be driving when last seen leaving Mary Street in Glace Bay on December 11th.

The vehicle was reported seen to Nova Scotia RCMP officers this morning; ground search and rescue and a helicopter were called to assist and the deceased person was located at approximately 3:30 PM. There is nothing to indicate foul play is a factor in this death; the deceased has been referred to the Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.
Cape Breton Regional Police thank the Nova Scotia RCMP for their assistance, as well as members of the public for sharing information throughout the duration of our efforts to locate Mr. Davies."


Cape Breton Regional Police Service is asking for help from the public to locate a missing Glace Bay man.

Police say the family of 87-year-old John 'Jackie' Davies, who lives with dementia, have not been able to locate him since he left his Mary Street home in Glace Bay at around noon on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023.

Jackie is traveling in a white 2017 Ford Escape with license plate GLT 136 and could be driving in the New Waterford, Donkin, or Port Morien areas.

Police describe Jackie as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build, short grey hair, and a goatee.

Police have a video showing Jackie at a business on Keltic Drive in Sydney River, near the Sydport exit, at around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. Jackie appears to be wearing a black jacket and grey pants in the video.

Police ask anyone who sees Jackie or his vehicle to call police at 902-563-5151 or to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.