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Relatives of missing man appeal for tips

The wife of a missing Toronto man released more photos of her husband as police work to solve his disappearance, but was too distraught to speak at a Thursday morning news conference.

Donna Bailey last saw Richard Bailey, 60, when they went to sleep on Sunday night. He would have left early Monday morning for his job at a food manufacturing company.

She reported him missing Monday night, when he didn’t return to their College Street and Euclid Avenue home. Police are concerned for his safety.

“While Richard has no serious health problems, we believe he is in an emotional crisis and is having difficulty coping with the stresses at work,” Det. Rob MacInnis said at police headquarters.

MacInnis said Bailey has a normal, daily routine that he never deviates from:  he walks from his Euclid home to Christie subway station and heads west to Dufferin station. From there, he boards a northbound bus and exits at Tycos Drive, walking the rest of the way to work.

“It is our sincere hope that if Richard is listening, he should know that family, friends and coworkers are pleading for his safe return. I’m told the difficulties he has recently endured at work can be resolved easily,” MacInnis said.

Richard Bailey’s sister also spoke at the news conference, asking for witnesses for come forward.

“I just want anyone that’s out there that’s seen him or knows where he is, would you tell him to please call his sister or his wife as soon as possible,” Lela Rysyck said.

Richard Bailey is white, five feet eight, 141 pounds and has short grey hair.