Mounties seeking public’s assistance to solve a 47 year mystery

Upper Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, BC – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the remains of a person found 47 years ago.

September 1972 Chilliwack RCMP received a report that the body of a man had been located on a sandbar in the Fraser River near McSween Road. After completing a thorough investigation officers did not find evidence to support an act of criminality or the identity of the recovered remains. The case went cold.

Then, in January 2020, during a unique partnership between the RCMP and New York Academy of Art the faces of 15 Canadian unidentified human remains were reconstructed by students as part of a forensic sculpture workshop which included the man located in Chilliwack.

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the remains of a person found 47 years ago.
RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the remains of a person found 47 years ago.

Description:

Male aged 18-35 years.

Hair: Brown.

Eyes: Brown.

Well looked after teeth.

“Chilliwack RCMP are reaching out to the public for assistance identifying the person depicted in the image,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “We are hoping to put a name to a face and provide an answer to a family after 47 years of missing a loved one.”

Anyone who believes they can provide information to identify this person is urged to contact their local police agency or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP
File # 1972-500104



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