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27-year-old man missing from CAMH located: police

Last Updated Jul 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm EDT

Ahmed Sualam, 27, was last seen on July 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue area. Toronto police.

Toronto police say a 27-year-old man who was missing from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) on Monday morning has been located.

Earlier in the day police said they were concerned for the safety of the public after Ahmed Sualam went missing and was last seen around 10:30 a.m. in the Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue area.

 

Police did not release any further details surrounding the search or where Sualam was found.

Police announced last week that they were launching two separate probes after another patient at CAMH, who was declared not criminally responsible for killing his roommate, fled the country on an international flight.

Zhebin Cong, 47, has been missing since July 3, when he was last seen in the Queen Street and Ossington Avenue area at around 4 p.m.

CAMH said Cong was on an unaccompanied pass permitted by the Ontario Review Board (ORB), but failed to return to the facility. Police later revealed that Cong had flown out of the country.

Cong was an in-patient at the secured forensic unit of CAMH and deals with schizophrenia, ORB records show.

Records from the ORB — which evaluates the status of anyone found not criminally responsible — show Cong killed his roommate, 56-year-old San Tai Yuan, with a meat cleaver in 2014 and was found not criminally responsible of first-degree murder as a result of his mental illness.

At the time, police described the crime scene as one of the most gruesome they had ever seen.

Despite that, Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said a CAMH report sent to police after he failed to return to the facility identified Cong as a “low risk” to public safety.