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Missing Person Unit Appeal For Information,
Police seek assistance identifying a deceased man,
Recovered from Lake Ontario in 1988



Broadcast time: 06:00
Monday, February 25, 2019

Missing Person Unit
416-808-7411

Case #: 1988-7764


The Missing Person Unit (MPU) is highlighting a case from Sunday, January 17, 1988, of human remains recovered from Lake Ontario.

The remains are from a white man, 20-25, 5'5", 185 lbs. or less, brown eyes, thick black hair, dark eyebrows and at the time one day’s growth of facial hair.

He had round scar on his left knee, his left ear was pierced and had a round ball stud earring in it.

He was wearing a waist length blue/gray or possibly beige “Westport” zippered jacket with a vinyl hood, blue/gray/green plaid long sleeve shirt, a white t-shirt with a black collar and black sleeves with the word “Rush” in green on the front. Also had on blue jeans (waist size 30 with shortened pant legs), a pair of black combat style ankle boots and wearing a Bulova “Set-O-Matic” watch with a black nylon band. His personal effects included a black lighter and a combination knife/bottle opener.

Recently the Ontario Pathologist’s office, with the assistance of the O.P.P., undertook to create an artist’s rendition of this man in the hopes that it will help someone recognize this individual and bring some resolution to both his family and the investigation.

The MPU ensures the investigative response of Missing Persons and Unidentified Human Remains investigations including historic unsolved cases.

This case is also featured on Canada's Missing website, which is the website for the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7411, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more information about the Missing Person Unit, click here.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Joel Manherz, Missing Person Unit




Missing Person Unit Appeal For Information,
Police seek assistance identifying a deceased man,
Recovered from Lake Ontario in 1988



Artist’s rendition of the deceased man
Above: Artist’s rendition of the deceased man