Hamilton police say 38-year-old Jason Murray turned himself in to Sarnia police early Wednesday morning, one week after he went missing from St. Joe’s West 5th mental health campus. 

According to police, Murray was an involuntary patient in the forensic program at St. Joe’s. 

Murray is the second person to go missing from the program this month — after a violent offender had “walked away” from the facility and police warned that he too, was considered to be “a threat to public safety.”

Syna Lorn, 33, went missing shortly after 4 p.m. on June 4, after he left the West 5th mental health campus.

The hospital notified police. But police didn’t tell the public until 19 hours later.

Hamilton police told CBC News last Tuesday that they were conducting a review and are looking into the circumstances around last week’s disappearance.

Police said last week that Murray “may pose a threat to the community and there is concern for his safety.” 

Police said Murray is “currently awaiting a police escort to Hamilton.”

Murray is expected in court in Hamilton on Thursday June 21.



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