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Family of missing Hamilton man issues plea for information on his whereabouts



Family of missing Hamilton man issues plea for information on his whereabouts

Hamilton Police have shared a video in which the family of a missing local man appeal to the public for help in locating him.

Michael Samdass, 40, was last seen by his family on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, when he left his residence in the area of Aylmer Crescent and Silvervine Drive in Stoney Creek.

Two days later, police say, Samdass was seen near Yonge Street and Carlton Street in Toronto.

Since that time, there has been no trace of Michael. This is out of character for him and is concerning to his family, friends and Hamilton Police they say in a press release issued Monday (July 13).

“We are a close-knit family,” said Samdass’s youngest sister, Leah Gerrard, in the video. “We’ve had our share of differences over the years but we’ve always worked through things.”

Gerrard goes on to explain that it is entirely out of character for Michael to be out of contact for such a long period of time and that anyone with information to reach out.

Phulmattie Samdass, Michael’s mother, also issues a plea for information on his whereabouts and asks her son to call.

“This is a nightmare,” she says. “Please call home, Michael. Please, I love you.”

Family of Michael Samdass issue plea for information on his disappearance from insauga on Vimeo.

Hamilton Police detective Chelsea Knowles says in the video that prior to his disappearance, Michael met someone in the Toronto area. This is his only known connection to the area, she said.

Samdass is described as 6’3″, with a thin build, black curly hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion.

He has a scar on his left leg and knee and a tattoo on his left upper arm of a tribal design.

Hamilton Police have exhausted all efforts to locate Samdass and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Chelsea Knowles by calling 905-546-2917 or Detective Sergeant Ben Thibodeau at 905-546-2907.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at

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