Christopher Peloso, husband of former Ontario deputy premier and health minister George Smitherman, has been found alive according to media reports.

CityNews reported that a man matching Peloso's description was found by police on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Christopher Peloso was found near Lansdowne and Dupont Avenues before 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, CBC reported.

A K-9 unit located him near railway tracks.

Police said they tracked down his cellphone signal and had received tips about Peloso's location from the public.

Smitherman tweeted his appreciation to the Toronto Police.

Peloso married Smitherman in 2007 and the pair have two adopted children.


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  • George Smitherman (left), MPP Toronto Centre - Rosedale spends time with his soon to be husband Christopher Peloso. They will be married in Elliot Lake, the first weekend of August. Seen in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. Ryan Carter / The Globe and Mail

  • George Smitherman (left), MPP Toronto Centre - Rosedale spends time with his soon to be husband Christopher Peloso. They will be married in Elliot Lake, the first weekend of August. Seen in Toronto, Canada on Wednesday, July 25, 2007. Ryan Carter / The Globe and Mail

  • Toronto, November 09 2009 George Smitherman (L), former Ontario deputy premier and minister of energy and infrastructure and his husband Christopher Peloso (R) leave Queen's Park after a press conference where he announced he will run next year for mayor of Toronto, a city he says is –in desperate need of strong leadership.” Photo by: Fernando Morales/the Globe and Mail

  • George Smitherman, left, and his partner Christopher Peloso, right, wave as they leave Queens's Park after Smitherman confirmed that he will resign as Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to offically run for mayor of Toronto on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

  • George Smitherman, left, and his partner Christopher Peloso, right, leave Queens's Park after Smitherman confirmed that he will resign as Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to offically run for mayor of Toronto on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

  • George Smitherman, left, kisses his husband Christopher Peloso following his concession speech during his post-election party in downtown Toronto Monday, October 25, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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