Case :



Gender : Male
Date Of Discovery : February 20, 1978
Location Of Discovery : Toronto, Ontario
Death Interval (estimate) : Unknown
Race : Caucasian
Age : 40 – 60
Height (estimate) : 168 cm – 178 cm (5’6” – 5’10”)
Weight (estimate) : 72 kg (158 lbs)
Hair Colour : Brown – greying
Eye Colour : Brown


Dental Information :

Teeth – untreated cavities

Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Eye – three abrasions around the left orbit, each with a thick scab
Arms – number of red-brown circular bruises on both arms, none swollen; largest on left arm (6 cm x 4 cm)
Legs – numerous small, fairly recent abrasions
Thigh – numerous small, fairly recent abrasions on the left thigh
Abdomen – numerous small, fairly recent abrasions
Hip – a number of small abrasions on left hip, also fairly recent

Scars – many small, healed (older) circular scars located on forearm, each shoulder and each side of the lower abdomen, about 0.6 cm 1/4 inch) in size

Facial hair – unshaven with a beard and moustache

Clothing/Jewelry :

Coat – dark grey, winter coat with a checkered pattern
Jacket – dark blue
Vest – black and white patterned vest
Shirt – maroon and black sport shirt

Pants – grey trousers
Undergarment – blue and white patterned pyjama bottoms
Belt – black

Footwear – black shoes with black rubbers
Socks – green, nylon

Accessories – black gloves
Accessories – black, blue and red plaid scarf

Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

This unidentified man was located in the snow on the west bank of the Don River in Toronto.  He was located on the east side of the Bayview Extension, near the east  end of Labatt Avenue.

His weight should be viewed with caution as the estimate above may not represent his living weight due to changes noted at autopsy.

Contact :

Ontario Provincial Police
Additional Details and Contacts

Case Reference : ONCMPUR 20130081 – NCMPUR 2016061850
Source Links :

National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

Last Modified :
January 4, 2023