Still no I.D. after 7 months
May, 28 2007 - 11:40 PM
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - About seven months after the body of a man washed up near Wreck Beach at UBC, homicide investigators admit they have no idea who he is, but they know he died as a result of foul play. They're asking for the publc's help in identifying the man.
Corporal Dale Carr with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says they haven't had any luck with missing persons reports so far, "Even going through some of the missing persons reports, (he) hasn't been identified through the missing persons reports, so we're really appealing to the public."
He admits the man could be from out of town.
Investigators have released a sketch of what they believe the victim looks like, but aren't releasing any information about the man's age, race, weight or height.
2007-05-28 12:53:33 File #IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) 2006-126074
IHIT SEEKS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING MALE FOUND IN THE WATER NEAR UBC
UBC Vancouver: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team in partnership with the BC Coroners Service is looking to the public for assistance in identifying a male found on the shores of Pacific Spirit Regional Park at the University of British Columbia.
On October 6, 2006 at approximately 2:15 PM the University Detachment of the RCMP were called after the discovery of a body found on the shore of Tower Beach in the UBC Endowment Lands. After an initial investigation at the discovery scene by UBC RCMP the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team were called to take on the file.
After the recovery of the body and the subsequent autopsy it was learned by investigators that the victim was a male. A determination was also made that the male met with foul play and this would be a homicide investigation. Due to the condition of the body it was difficult to determine an age and race of the victim.
IHIT Investigators and the BC Coroners Service are hoping that someone may be able to provide information as to who the male is by viewing a sketch drawn by a Forensic Artist. Investigators are withholding information regarding the age, race, weight and height in order to have people focus directly on the sketch. The sketch is thought to be a very close likeness of the victim.
A copy of the Artist Sketch can be obtained by going to www.rcmp-bcmedia.ca
Anyone with information regarding the identify of this man is asked to contact the IHIT TIP Line at 1-877-543-9217 and quote police file 2006- 126074. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Dale Carr (Cpl.)
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
Strategic Communications/Media Spokesperson
Dale Carr, Cpl.
IHIT Media Relations
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