Police look for your help solving a 20-year-old mystery


2018-07-12 08:29 PDT

File # 1998-25600

Composite drawings of the unidentified man.  He was between 35 and 50 years old and of mixed Caucasian and First Nations ancestry with a healed broken nose that may have appeared crooked.

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On July 2, 1998, a man’s body was discovered by someone walking their dog near the Port Coquitlam Cemetery. In spite of a composite drawing, a DNA profile, and help from forensic experts, police have not been able to identify the mystery man. Now, we’re asking for your help to solve the puzzle and return the man to his family.

The mystery man’s body was found in a heavily wooded area in the 4100 block of Oxford Street, Port Coquitlam. A forensic anthropologist estimated that the man had already been dead between 2 and 10 years. He also had some unique features that may help identify him:

The mystery man’s apparent poor health indicates he may have been homeless or leading a transient lifestyle and the RCMP would like to get him back to his family.

If the mystery man sounds like someone you recognize, or you know a family who lost someone, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask for Constable Michael Keller (file 1998-25600).

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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