Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tronto News on Ed Moynan, missing in Coronado, Panama
Cops investigate retired Ottawa man's disappearance in Panama 4
By Doug Hempstead ,Ottawa Sun
First posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:13 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:29 PM EST
Ed Moynan, 68, is the subject of a suspicious disappearance investigation in Panama. The retired Ottawa businessman lives in that country and hasn't been seen since Nov. 8, 2012. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
OTTAWA — A retired Ottawa businessman has disappeared under suspicious circumstances in Coronado, Panama.
Ed Moynan, 68, is the former owner of Centennial Glass. He hasn't been seen since Nov. 8.
His wife, Louise, was in Ottawa at the time. Moynan's sister, Ruth, filed the missing person report on Nov. 10.
Panamanian police believe Moynan's disappearance is suspicious because his home was found to be in disarray — some items were missing and his glasses were found broken.
Panama-Guide journalist Don Winner has been following the case closely.
He said Moynan is known to have sent an e-mail to a friend at 11:18 p.m. on Nov. 8 — via his laptop, because his cellphone either doesn't send e-mail or Moynan doesn't know how to operate that function.
Winner presumes, then, that Moynan was at home and using his laptop computer around 11:18 p.m. that night.
He said another friend saw Moynan a few minutes later, around 11:30 p.m., at the El Rey supermarket in Coronado.
Winner said Moynan's house is only a few minutes drive from the supermarket, so he could have sent the e-mail and still been there around 11:30 p.m.
The friend said Moynan was standing in the front part of the supermarket near the pharmacy. He seemed happy and normal, but appeared to be waiting for someone. The friend noticed Moynan didn't have any groceries or packages.
Winner said Moynan used his cellphone to call a friend around 11:45 p.m., but that friend was sleeping and didn't notice the missed call until the next morning.
Nobody has seen him since.
Moynan's cellphone now goes straight to voice mail — a sign it's either broken, turned off or has a dead battery. There has been no activity on his bank cards.
Cops told Winner there are several signs that Moynan hadn't planned to be away for long — the air conditioner in the master bedroom was left running, for example.
Winner said it was Moynan's habit to turn the air conditioner on a few minutes before going to bed in order to cool the room down. The lights were also left on, the door wasn't locked and Moynan's wallet and wristwatch were sitting on a table.