The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the remains of an adult male who was located a year ago in a forested area in North Burnaby, on March 11, 2019.
The remains in this case are those of a male between the ages of 40 and 60 at the time of his death. It is estimated that he may have gone missing around March 2013. He had black hair, worn in a ponytail.
Details from this investigation, along with facial reconstruction images and images of personal effects, can be found on the Canada’s Missing web site. Other details and a map are available on the BC Coroners Service’s Unidentified Human Remains (UHR) viewer app (case 2019-3006-0058). Both websites are included below.
There are approximately 180 unidentified human remains investigations open in British Columbia that can be viewed on the UHR viewer site. This cold case is among the 14 unidentified human remains investigations from British Columbia, dating back to 1972, that were featured earlier this year in a collaborative partnership that involved the RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and students from the New York Academy of Arts.
Students worked to recreate images of these individuals using facial reconstruction techniques during a forensic sculpture workshop. The skulls were then recreated with 3D printing by technicians from the National Research Council and transported to the New York Academy of the Arts. Facial reconstruction was done by students in New York with the hope that these images could generate new tips and information from the public that could identify these individuals and bring closure to their families. View the reconstructed images and other information from all of these cases by visiting the “Do you know who they are?” website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/facial-reconstruction-canadian-unidentified-human-remains
Anyone who has information that may help identify this individual is asked to contact either the Burnaby RCMP at 604 646-9999 or the BC Coroners Service’s Special Investigations Unit at 1 877 660-5077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS).
Canada’s Missing case information and link to photos: https://www.services.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/missing-disparus/case-dossier.jsf?case=2019045788&id=13&lang=en
Unidentified Human Remains Viewer app: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1a60c24b82ed41699d8a55338fb11076
“Do you know who they are?” facial reconstruction page: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/facial-reconstruction-canadian-unidentified-human-remains
BC Coroners Service: http://www.gov.bc.ca/coroners
RCMP partners with New York Academy of Art to identify the lost: http://www.rcmpgrcgc.ca/en/news/2020/rcmp-partners-new-york-academy-art-identify-the-lost
New York Academy of Art: https://nyaa.edu/