Man missing for 30 years suddenly 'found'

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Missing Canadian Man Remembers His Identity After 30 Years

A mother in Ontario, Canada, got a huge surprise when her son, who had been missing for almost 30 years, was found alive.

The Canadian man, named Edgar Latulip, is believed to have forgotten his identity after sustaining a head injury. Decades later he was found and would finally be reunited with his mother, who had been only 80 miles away according to at least one report.

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When he first went missing, he had recently been treated after trying to commit suicide. When he disappeared, police thought it was possible he had committed suicide at Niagara Falls, according to local reports.

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Missing man Edgar Latulip 'remembers' who he is 30 years later
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Man missing for 30 years suddenly 'found'
Renderings of what Edgar Latulip was believed to look like. (Photo via North American Missing Persons Network)
The Edgar Latulip missing person story is our most read @WR_Record online story in almost four years:
Almost 30 years ago, Kitchener's Edgar Latulip went missing and was feared dead. Now he's resurfaced:
Edgar Latulip, missing 30 years, is alive and well in St. Catherine's. Left Kitchener 30 years ago. Amnesia from accident. Now remembers.
Edgar Latulip has been missing since 1986 - Recently he remembered his original identity.

But today after he's been found, police believe that Latulip, who suffers from cognitive disabilities, got on a bus after disappearing from his group home in 1986. They then believe he suffered a head injury.

"So effectively he forgot who he was," police said.

But last month, he started recalling pieces of his identity. A few Internet searches and one DNA test later, and Latulip's identity was confirmed.

His mother said she is overwhelmed Latulip is alive. She's making plans to reunite with her son.

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