The BC Coroners Service, assisted by the Sea to Sky RCMP Detachment and BC Police Missing Persons Centre, is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found in a heavily wooded area approximately eight kilometres north of Whistler.
The man is known to have bought food items at the Nesters Market in Whistler on Nov.13, 2013; he is thought to have perished shortly thereafter. He may have suffered from emotional stress at the time of his disappearance.
He was found near a mountain bike trail within 200 metres of Highway 99 near the midpoint of Green Lake. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death.
He is Caucasian and is estimated to be between 50 and 65 years of age. He has long grey hair held in a short ponytail with a ‘scrunchie’. He is between 5’6” and 5’10” tall and has a medium build. He has no remarkable scars or tattoos.
He was wearing a heavy black three-quarter-length winter coat with a fur trimmed hood, under which he wore a dark-blue fleece hoodie with bright yellow “NAVY” lettering emblazoned on the chest. The man was also wearing black “Sportec” jogging pants and Sorel winter boots size 11L. He was also in possession of bifocal glasses. Among the personal effects recovered at the scene was a dark backpack with a yellow “Academy of Learning” logo.
Anyone with information which may help identify this man is asked to call:
- Regional Coroner Claire Thompson at 604 660-7735
- Sea to Sky RCMP at 604 932-3044
Photos of the man and assorted personal effects recovered at the scene may be seen at http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/coroners/unidentified-cases/2014-0304-0018.htm
Reference: B.C. Coroners Service file number 2014-0304-0018; Sea to Sky RCMP file number 2014-2254
Coroner Claire Thompson
Regional Coroner, Metro Region