Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : October 15, 2016
Location Of Discovery : Port Albert, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Unknown
Race : Caucasian
Age : 40 – 67
Height (estimate) : 175 cm – 180 cm (5’9” – 5’11”)
Weight (estimate) : 62 kg – 80 kg (137 lbs – 176 lbs)
Hair Colour : Grey – skraggly, bald in front
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information : Unknown
Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Facial hair – moustache and beard
Build – medium

Clothing/Jewelry :

Jacket – black, zippered, “Nord-Sud” brand, side-zippered pocket on breast, size Large
Jacket – black, pullover with half zipper, “AVIA” brand, size Large
Shirt – “York” brand, tan colour, long sleeved, breast pocket

Pants – “North End” brand, logo of letter PEP in a shield, windpants, size Large

Footwear – black and white athletic/running shoes, “Nike Flex 2015 Run” brand, size 9.5

Other Personal Items :

Canoe – 4.5 meter (15′) green canoe, “Pelican” brand
Flotation Jacket – “FLUID” band, navy and royal blue with white, size 2XL – 3XL

Additional Information :

The remains of this unidentified man were found on Lake Huron Beach, north of Nine Mile River in Goderich.

In the month prior to this death, a freelance journalist took photos of the man and spoke with him.  According to the reporter, the name identified himself as “Mitchell Nelson” and said that he was on his way to London to visit family and friends.  Mitchell said that his journey started in Edmonton, Alberta and most of it had been on foot.

He planned to pull his canoe to the eastern shore of Manitoulin Island and to cross Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

His body was located ashore at Port Albert.  His cause of death was drowning.  It is unclear if the bicycle or canoe have been located.

Contact :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20160098 – NCMPUR 2017073538
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains – October 27, 2016 Edition
Global News – December 23, 2016

Last Modified :
January 17, 2023

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