The Mystery of John Doe
The verse on the modest, granite headstone at Regina’s Riverside Cemetery reads, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened – Matt. 11:28”. The name inscribed on the face of the marker is “John Doe”. The manner of his passing from this life is known; he died on a railway track west of Regina on July 28, 1995. Ten years later, his identity eludes all who’ve tried to confirm it. Why he chose to end his life may never be known. At a time when the public is so aware of the issue of missing persons, it’s puzzling that there can be a “found” person, here in Regina, who must be missing from somewhere. Somewhere in this country or the U.S., is there a family wondering what’s become of their son or brother?
The Regina Police Service Cold Case Unit continues to work in conjunction with the Coroner’s Officer on solving this mystery. If you have any information, please contact Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.
** news release http://www.police.regina.sk.ca/john_doe/News%20Release.pdf
** Background http://www.police.regina.sk.ca/john_doe/Backgrounder.pdf
FOUND HUMAN REMAINS
Date Last Seen: 1995-07-28
Photo Date: Artist Drawing
Age: 20 - 25 Years Old
Date of Birth: Unknown
Height: 177 cm (5'10")
Weight: 63 - 72 kg (140 - 160 lbs)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Features: May have been heavy at one time in his life as stretch type marks on each side of navel.
Clothing Worn at time of disapearance: Reebok high-top basketball running shoes, faded blue jeans, and a grey T-shirt under a blue button up outer shirt.
File #: 1995-28159
Agency: Saskatchewan Justice, Office of the Chief Coroner
Unknown male is an unidentified train/ pedestrian victim. The death occurred on the 28th day of July, 1995, at 3:38 p.m. in Regina, SK. The individual may have been in Kamloops, BC, at Padova City Resorts Inc., as he was in possession of one of their T-shirts. The unknown male's travelling partner stated that the unknown male said his name was Brian and he was from Ontario. The unknown male was very conscious in his personal hygiene as he always wanted to be clean shaven and neat in his appearance. This case is being investigated by the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Regina Police Service.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of this person please contact one of the following agencies:
Regina Police Service Cold Case Unit at (306) 777-8649
Crime Stoppers at (306) 545-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-8477
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