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Cheryl
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May 31st, 2007, 1:43 am #1

http://www.cknw.com/news/news_local.cfm?ca...=news_local.cfm

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.
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May 31st, 2007, 2:23 am #2

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
Office: 604-598-4609
Cell: 604-760-8020
email: dale.carr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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Dale Carr, Cpl.
IHIT Media Relations
12992 76 Avenue
Surrey, B.C V3W 2V6

Phone: (604)598-4609
Fax: (604)543-4992
Email: dale.carr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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May 31st, 2007, 3:20 am #3

http://www.news1130.com/news/topstory/arti...528_183140_4764

No identity for body found last October

Sketch courtesy: RCMPMonday, May 28 - 03:31:40 PM

John Ackermann/Reshmi Nair
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Police are having a hard time identifying a body that washed up near UBC last October, and now they're considering expanding their investigation to other countries. RCMP say the killer will likely remain anonymous as long as the victim.

Corporal Dale Carr with the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says identifying the man has been quite a challenge since he didn't have any ID on him and his fingerprints weren't in their system. "We're just hopeful that maybe he is known here locally and if we don't get any identification through a local plea then we'll be going a little wider and maybe going down to the U.S. and seeing if we can locate him that way."

Missing Persons reports haven't helped and Carr says if the man was a tourist, his family may have reported him missing by now. Carr will not say how the man was killed, but they have released a sketch of him (see above).

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February 29th, 2012, 2:46 pm #5

http://www.globaltvbc.com/police+hope+marr...0883/story.html

Police hope 'marriage of science and art' will solve cold case
Yuliya Talmazan, Global News : Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:52 PM

Police have released a 3-D reconstruction of the face of the victim of a cold case homicide in hopes someone will recognize the man.

The body of the victim, who remains unidentified, was found on the shore of Tower Beach near UBC in October of 2006.

The death was deemed to be suspicious and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team got involved.

It was determined the victim was a man between 25 and 45 years of age, between 5'5" and 5'9" in height and weighing 176 pounds.

He has a distinctive tattoo on his chest area, but only a portion of the tattoo was recognizable.

His race could not be established due to the condition that his remains were in.

The analysis of the victim's DNA and fingerprints revealed nothing. The release of a composite sketch drawn by a forensic artist in 2007 also did not turn up any results.

Police say the body was found in a sleeping bag in the water and was in a bad state of decomposition. They can't say how long it was in the water for, but they do say the homicide likely took place in the Lower Mainland.

After using up all the conventional venues of investigation, police undertook an "extraordinary" step of reconstructing the victim's face based on his remains.

Corporal Shawna McPherson with the Investigative Forensic Identification Services says doing a facial reconstruction is a 'marriage of science and art.'

"There is a very technical portion which involves using published tissue depth data and information provided by a forensic anthropologist in order to place special markers and rebuild the basis of the face. There is also a very artistic portion which involves the structure of the eyes, nose and ears which is the information we cannot derive from the remains."

Police hope the reconstruction will help identify the man and bring resolution to his family.

Image of bust: http://www.globaltvbc.com/pages/Media.aspx...iaID=6442590883

Image of partial tattoo: http://www.globaltvbc.com/pages/Media.aspx...0883&mediaID=10
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February 29th, 2012, 3:44 pm #6

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nation...content=2353446

RCMP specialist attempts to capture the face of the unknown
ian bailey
VANCOUVER— From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 10:00PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 10:38PM EST

For the second time in a decade, the RCMP asked Shawna McPherson to reconstruct the face of a dead person.

So the corporal in the force’s forensic-identification service drew on skills she learned at Oklahoma University 12 years ago to help identify the remains of a dead man found at a University of British Columbia beach in 2006.

On Monday, she unveiled her work at a news conference held in hopes that someone would recognize the man, thought to be between 25 and 45 years old. Police say he was murdered. Other efforts to fix a name to the remains have reached their limit, frustrating efforts to figure out who killed him.

“Until we identify the actual deceased, it makes it very difficult to start an investigation,” Inspector Brendan Fitzpatrick of the B.C. Major Crimes Unit, told reporters. “Obviously, that’s one of the most important starting points we ever have. In this case, we have been stalled for a number of years.”

The 3D-reconstruction effort was an investigative Hail Mary pass, enacted because other tactics to identify the man had failed. Cpl. McPherson worked on the actual remains of the deceased, layering clay and other materials on his skull to build up an image of what he may have looked like.

“This is an extraordinary step – that we would actually bring in the human remains and make it public. It’s something we had to think very long and hard whether we could do that. There are so many sensitivities,” Insp. Fitzpatrick said.

It was only the second time the corporal – the only B.C. Mountie trained in the tactic – has used her specialized cranio-facial sculpture skills on an actual case. Her last assignment was at the end of 2010. She said she had no information for reporters on the outcome of that case.

Cpl. McPherson said she keeps her skills sharp with practice on the cast of a human skull.

“I feel a great responsibility,” she said. “I don’t lose touch of the fact I am dealing with a family member of someone.”

The focus of her attentions was the severely decomposed remains of a man found in a sleeping bag at the Tower Beach of UBC on Oct. 6, 2006.

An autopsy determined the remains were those of a male, and further forensic efforts confirmed he weighed about 176 pounds. There was a tattoo on his chest, but only a portion was recognizable. There were no matches for the man’s DNA and fingerprints in any police database.

But for reasons the Mounties are declining to reveal, they say they knew the man had been murdered in the Lower Mainland shortly before he ended up at the beach.

“The investigation we have been able to conduct would indicate it was a local homicide. I can’t go into any detail based on the integrity of any future investigation,” Insp. Fitzpatrick said.

Before revealing her work, Cpl. McPherson warned those in the room that anyone disturbed by seeing human remains should leave. When no one did, she removed the cloth, setting off a fusillade of clicks from photographers’ cameras.

She said her work took about 30 hours to complete. “It’s an estimation, an approximation at best,” she said.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the man to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
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