NFM010517 5-17-2001

A listing of unidentified persons found in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

NFM010517 5-17-2001

Cheryl
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17 Jul 2006, 16:00 #1

http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/rnc/mineralsman.htm

Unidentified Remains:

Fort Townshend - On May 17, 2001, human remains were found in a wooded area off Minerals Road, Conception Bay South. Following the find, an extensive search was conducted of the area in an attempt to find additional body parts. None were found.



Since the find, a team of investigators have been diligent in their determination to identify the remains and the cause of death. In cooperation with Dr. Simon Avis, Chief Medical Officer for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, investigators have engaged the services of experts from the Halifax Crime Laboratory, the Bureau of Legal Dentistry in Vancouver and the RCMP Crime Laboratory in Ottawa. As a result, investigators now have a DNA profile of the deceased, dental records and a reconstruction of the possible facial features of the individual.

With these results, investigators can now say that the remains that met with foul play are those of a male between the ages of 20 and 40 with long shoulder length hair. It is also felt that the remains were placed in the Minerals Road area within the past 10 years.

It is also felt that this male either had a Newfoundland connection or was visiting the province. A photo of a reconstruction possible likeness is attached.
Persons with information about either identity or the demise of the deceased male is asked to contact the lead investigators, Cst. N. Stanford noels@gov.nf.ca or Sgt. B. Constantine bconstantine@gov.nf.ca at (709) 729-8015.
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Ell
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11 Dec 2009, 03:53 #3

50K reward for info about skull
Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 5:29 PM NT Comments22Recommend45CBC News
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is offering a $50,000 reward for information about a human skull that was found near St. John's in 2001 and that they believe is from a homicide victim.

Police released more information about the skull Thursday at a news briefing in St. John's.

Police in St. John's released this reconstruction of a man they believed died in Newfoundland and Labrador in the late 1990s. (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary)
The grisly discovery was made by some hikers on Minerals Road, in Conception Bay South, and had already been confirmed a man's skull.

Police said Thursday that stable isotope analysis, and carbon dating, has helped them learn more about his identity.

He probably lived in Quebec or Ontario or possibly the northeastern United States, and he was probably born in the late 1950s or early 1960s, officers said.

Police say isotopes found in his teeth suggest he lived in the southeastern U.S. between the ages of 9 and 14.

Police believe he was a victim of homicide and that he died sometime between 1994 and 1997.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was able to do this facial re-creation after extensive analysis on a skull found near St. John's in 2001. (Mark Quinn/ CBC)
Based on the type of isotopes found in his hair, they also believe he was in Newfoundland and Labrador about 13 months before he was killed but that he probably died in Newfoundland and Labrador.

A researcher who spoke at Thursday's news conference said specific isotopes are found in specific parts of the continent. Memorial University of Newfoundland archeologist Vaughan Grimes said the isotopes that investigators found in the teeth and hair provided a good idea of where the man was at specific times in his life.

"In the last 17 months of life, we have evidence of multiple residence occurring for this individual... Atlantic Canada, southern Ontario and northeastern United States," he said.

Police said extensive analysis of the skull has helped them create a picture of what the man looked like.

The RNC released a poster that outlines detailed information of what they've been able to determine about the man.

Police said except for the skull, they have never found any other remains of the man. They wouldn't comment on what they know about the cause of death, saying it might compromise their investigation.

They say they're speaking publicly about the case now because they hope it will encourage someone with information to come forward.

"Right now, this is a cold case and it has been for some time and we are attempting to regenerate it," said RNC Const. Sharon Warren.
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labr...ter-101209.html
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Ell
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11 Dec 2009, 03:54 #4

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PorchlightCanada
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14 Jul 2010, 05:10 #5

Unidentified White Male
•Located on May 17, 2001 in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada.
•Estimated Date of Death: 1994-1997
•Skull Only


•Estimated age: 20 - 40 years old
•Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark, curly shoulder length hair.
•Dentals: Available
•DNA: Available

On May 17, 2001, human remains were found in a wooded area off Minerals Road, Conception Bay South. Following the find, an extensive search was conducted of the area in an attempt to find additional body parts. None were found. A subsequent investigation determined the death was a homicide.

From a scientific technique called stable isotope analysis — which examines the varying weights of the same element, such as oxygen or hydrogen, from bones, hair and teeth — it was revealed the victim resided for extended periods of time in southern Ontario or southern Quebec, and/or Atlantic Canada or possibly the northeastern United States. The tooth and hair assessments suggest the victim was on the move in the final two years of his life. In the last 17 months of life, multiple residences occurring with this individual, and those consistent locations are certainly within Atlantic Canada, southern Ontario and the northeastern United States.
He is believed to have visited Newfoundland for a brief period, about 13 months prior to his death.
Searches of DNA and missing-person files have turned up no match.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Major Crime Unit
Constable Sharon B. Warren
709-729-8093
Fax: 709-729-8248
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