Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : September 2, 2010
Location Of Discovery : West Nipissing, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : 2 weeks to 6 months
Race : Caucasian
Age : 35 – 55
Height (estimate) : 173 cm – 193 cm (5’8” – 6’4”)
Weight (estimate) : Unknown
Hair Colour : Brown – worn shorter than collar
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Most teeth present; heavy plaque and tartar, dental disease
Missing teeth – lower right first molar
Wisdom teeth – impacted upper left and lower left wisdom teeth

Lower teeth – abscess and root canal of upper left first molar
Restoration – composite restoration of upper left incisor

Medical Information :

Feet – indications of arthritis

Notable Identifiers :

Feet – arthritic changes that may have caused pain when walking
Nose – described as ‘pronounced’
Build – medium build

Clothing/Jewelry :

Jacket – camouflage pattern, ‘Bushline’ brand, size XL, long sleeves
Shirt – ‘Faded Glory’ brand, beige in colour, size XL
T-shirt – ‘Fruit of the Loom’ brand, grey in colour

Pants – cargo style, ‘Denver Hayes Khakis’ brand, size 30×34
Undergarment – ‘Hanes’ brand underwear, size Medium

Shoes – blue/grey athletic/running shoes, ‘Rupert’ brand, size 11, Velcro ties/fasteners
Socks – wool, grey in colour, outdoor socks, two bandages in each sock

Headwear – camouflage cap

Watch – men’s Quartz wrist watch, blue face

Other Personal Items :

Gym bag – red and navy blue, plastic red ribbed contour, two handles, satchel containing:

3 pairs of underwear, package of gum, tape and a hose from a toilet tank

Back pack/pack sack – camouflage pattern containing:
granola bar, empty juice can, wet wipes, compact containing a mirror only, jar of peanut butter, scissors, plastic bags, water bottle, netting, face cloth, soap, bag containing diphenhydramine pills, tube of Orajel and a razor

Documentation – firearms possession papers in pant pocket
Sunglasses – ‘Ray Ban’ brand, aviator style
Binoculars – ‘Simmons’ brand
Key – bearing number “022663”, letter “F” marked on back

Currency – some coins
Thin back board
Green poncho
Bug spray
Numerous bags

Additional Information :

On September 2, 2010 partial human remains were located in a bush area approximately 30m (100 feet) from a paved road near Chemin Lac Clair in West Nipissing, Ontario.

Based on the forensic examination, this unidentified man it is believed to have died 2 weeks to 6 months prior to discovery. Foul play is not suspected in his death. The man may have been transient and passing through the area either from another province or country.

During the examination, a finger print was lifted. Police have entered the finger print into databases and run comparisons in various provinces and in the United States.

The man had several bandages placed between the heel and sock. During his life, the man may have experienced or complained about foot problems or pain.

A gym bag and back pack located near the remains contained clothing, food and personal hygiene items as listed above. These items were placed in “Ziploc” plastic bags.

This unidentified man carried papers relating to firearms possession and coins in his pant pockets.

West Nipissing Police would like to speak with anyone who may assist in this person’s identification.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20110002 – NCMPUR 2011000299
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Ontario Provincial Police

Last Modified :
January 17, 2023

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