Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : September 4, 1988
Location Of Discovery : St. Catharines, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Unknown
Race : Caucasian
Age : 40 – 50
Height (estimate) : 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight (estimate) : 82 kg (180 lbs)
Hair Colour : Grey – grey/white, balding, male pattern baldness
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information : Unknown
Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Scar – 10 cm (4″) in length, right lower quadrant from an appendectomy
Facial hair – beard

Clothing/Jewelry :

Jacket – sports jacket, blue/grey in colour
Shirt – long sleeves, white with red stripes

Pants – grey
Belt – brown

Footwear – brown leather shoes, lace up style, outside edge of heel
worn more than inner edge
Socks – purple or mauve in colour

Watch – ‘Timex’ brand

Other Personal Items :

Registration card – card is for Salvation Army, shows place of birth as
New York City and date of birth of June 21, 1923
Newspaper clipping
Currency – $0.56 in Canadian coins

Additional Information :

The body of this unidentified man was recovered from a ravine located off Cushman Road in St. Catherines.

A few months before his death, the unknown man stayed at one of the Salvation Army’s hostels for one night. At the time, he identified himself as Roscoe Echo. According to his registration, he was born on June 21, 1923 in New York city.

The sketch and the clay model were completed in 1989 in an attempt to locate the man’s family. Efforts to identify this person based on his personal effects were unsuccessful.

Contact :

Niagara Regional Police Service
National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20050051 – NCMPUR 2005005199
Source Links :

Niagara Regional Police Service
Ontario Provincial Police

Last Modified :
January 6, 2023

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