The Lost Boys

On a cold night in March 1995, six teenage boys from Pickering, Ontario, disappeared on Lake Ontario.  As days turned into weeks, the six became known as the lost boys.  The mystery surrounding their disappearance has never been solved and the lost boys have never been found.

On the night of March 16, 1995, about 50 teens went to a party in a basement apartment in Pickering.  Shortly after midnight five boys at the party told their friends and girlfriends they were heading down to Frenchman’s bay.  They were never seen again.

Frenchman's bay
Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering, Ontario

After Jay Boyle, Michael Cummins, Jamie Lefebvre and Robbie Rumboldt, all 17 years old, along with 18 year old Chad Smith left the party they picked up 16 year old Danny Higgins. Then they all headed down to the marina for a little adventure.


Police surmised that the boys had gone joyriding in the frigid waters of Lake Ontario After stealing a water tricycle and a four metre imitation Boston Whaler.  They believe the boys either fell overboard or the boat took on water and sunk.  All six were presumed drowned.

A private investigator working free for one of the boys families has many questions about the case including why neither vessel was ever found and why not a single trace of the boys was discovered.  He wants Durham Regional Police to take a new look at the cold case.


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  1. Kirk
    February 20, 2019

    I know sounds crazy but being absolutely no trace of water craft or there cloths or body’s. There were more then likely abducted

    • March 10, 2019

      you think 6 17 and 18 year old males were “abducted”? by whom? thats so unlikely.

  2. Tanya
    February 24, 2019

    Such a shame for the family’s, to not know anything..😢

  3. Rebecca Golde
    March 24, 2019

    Is there a transcript of this podcast? If so, can you please forward to email provided. Thanks.

  4. Maureen Trask
    June 1, 2019

    Why are these 6 boys cases not on the national Canada’s Missing public site? This is a longer term case that needs more awareness and appeal for information or tips. Perhaps Police will do this for these families to help find their missing loved ones.

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