Murder charges have been dropped for two Windsor men who were arrested related to a missing person case.

Assistant Crown Attorney Walter Costa tells CTV News they didn't have any "reasonable prospect of conviction” against Joshua Gillespie, 28 and Mohammad Al-Yousufi, 23.

The two men were arrested on April 16 in connection with missing person Jerome Allen, 29, who was last seen Oct. 20, 2018.

Maria Carroccia, a local defence lawyer who has represented Allen in the past, says its “unusual” for her client to not be in contact with her or to be in touch with his family.

Allen was first reported missing, by Windsor Police in January 2019.

The case became more high profile in April when Windsor police surrounded 3417 Cross Street on the City’s west end.

Police say they executed search warrants and arrested Gillespie, Al-Yousufi and a third suspect, Rosalind Nussio.

Nussio, 27, was then charged with accessory after the fact, but Costa also says that charge is now likely to change, but won’t be withdrawn.

Windsor police are still appealing for information from the public into the disappearance of Allen.

Anyone with information can contact Windsor Police 519-255-6700, ext. 4330, call CrimeStoppers anonymously 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at