Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : October 8, 2005
Location Of Discovery : Tobermory, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : More than one year and less than four years
Race : Caucasian
Age : 30 – 70
Height (estimate) : 183 cm (6’0”)
Weight (estimate) : 90 kg (198 lbs)
Hair Colour : Unknown
Eye Colour : Unknown


Dental Information :

Upper teeth – extensive metal and composite resin (white) fillings
Wisdom teeth – upper right wisdom tooth is absent
Dental health – overall excellent dental health

Medical Information :

Glasses – possibly near-sighted, would require glasses full time, wire frame

Notable Identifiers : Unknown
Clothing/Jewelry :

Jacket – ‘Canada Post’ jacket, blue zippered long-sleeved coat, small collar, midline zipper, two button-type closures (one at midline of neck; second at waistline), elasticized cuffs and waistband, reflective stripe across the front

Vest – ‘Canada Post’ blue vest, sleeve-less, zippered front, three Velcro strips at the zipper, two pockets above waistline, Canada Post logo on the left pectoral area

Other Personal Items :

Glasses – gold framed glasses with a prescription for near-sightedness, stamped with “THEODORE GOLD” and “145 RIMLAND BY B…”

Knife – buck/hunting knife, rusted single edge blade, prominent hilt and heel
Handle – black plastic, contoured, may have been wrapped with duct tape
Butt – chrome, initials “EH” engraved on the end of the handle

Lens – single red lens from sunglasses
Shaving kit – brown leather
Cigarette tin – Player’s Light brand
Flashlight – ‘Maglite’ brand

Cassette player – Walkman type
Cassette tape
Rain poncho – plastic
Can opener
Other camping items

Additional Information :

This unidentified man was located in a wooded area northeast of the Junction of Dyers Bay Road and Highway #6 approximately 500 meters from the road.

The area where the unidentified man was found is known for its concentration of orchids growing in the wild.

During the course of the investigation, detectives located the original owner of the jacket and vest. The owner had donated the items to a social support agency in 2001 in Langley, B.C. It is unknown if the unidentified male is from the province of British Columbia.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20050001 – NCMPUR 2005000199
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains
Ontario Provincial Police
Crime Files: Cold Case Edition – The Man in the Orchids

Last Modified :
January 13, 2023

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