Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : August 15, 2008
Location Of Discovery : LaSalle, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Few days to a couple of weeks
Race : Black
Age : 45 – 85
Height (estimate) : 183 cm (6’0”)
Weight (estimate) : 66 kg (146 lbs)
Hair Colour : Black – curly, worn short, balding on top, beginning to grey
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Teeth – no teeth, likely wore dentures but none recovered

Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Facial hair – beard
Complexion – dark

Clothing/Jewelry :

Shirt – long-sleeved, collared, blue plaid, ‘Massini’ label, size Large

Pants – grey, label on the inside of pants shows the face of Donald Duck, back pocket shows a label of the words ‘Iceberg Jeans’ and a Mickey Mouse face

Undergarments – boxers, blue plaid, size 30 – 32

Footwear – high-top athletic/running shoes, black and grey/silver in colour,
size 10.5, star-shaped logo outside of shoes, similar to ‘Converse’ logo but not Converse

Socks – white

Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

The body of this unidentified man was recovered from the western shore of Fighting Island by LaSalle, Ontario.

Fighting Island is located in the middle of the Detroit River, directly across from Wyandotte, Michigan just south of Detroit.

Although he was located on the Canadian side of the river, he may be a missing U.S. citizen.

Weight estimate may not represent actual living weight due to changes noted at autopsy.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20080222 – NCMPUR 2008022299
Source Links :

LaSalle Police Service
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Last Modified :
January 13, 2023

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