Do you know this man?


2020-02-03 13:38 PST

File # 2019-10455

Take a look at the pictures below. Do you recognize the person, the clothing or the possessions? If you do, police and the BC Coroners Service want to hear from you.

In March 2019, the remains of a man were located in a forested area in North Burnaby. It is believed that the remains have been there since March 2013.

Foul play is not suspected.

He’s described as:
    • 40-60 years of age
    • black hair, worn in a ponytail
    • 5’3-5’4 tall

When he died he was wearing the following:
    • a green hoodie with Athletic printed in white on the front
    • a black and yellow jacket
    • a Pro Sport branded backpack

The RCMP recently collaborated with the BC Coroners Service, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner and the New York Academy of the Arts to reconstruct the face of this unknown man. More information on this project can be found here on the BC Coroners Service news release.
Today, Burnaby RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are releasing additional photographs of the possessions associated to this man.

We’re really hoping these images will spark someone’s memory. Says Corporal Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP. We’re asking for the public to have a look and please let us know if you have any information that can help us identify this man.

More images of the man’s possessions are on the Burnaby RCMP Twitter Page.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704


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