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9:41 AM - Jun 30, 2006 #1

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.

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1:35 AM - Jul 03, 2006 #2

Date Last Seen: 1995-07-28
Regina, Saskatchewan

Photo Date: Artist Drawing
Age: 20 - 25 Years Old
Date of Birth: Unknown
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male
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
Additional Information:
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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1:51 PM - Oct 13, 2010 #4

On the 28th of July 1995 a white male was located deceased in Regina Saskatchewan. The male had no identification and nothing distinguishing that would lead to his identity. The Regina Police Service conducted an extensive investigation in an attempt to identify "John Doe" with negative results. A recent joint investigation between the Regina Police Cold Case Unit and the Ontario Provincial Police Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies Unit has shed some new light into this investigation. Investigators now believe that John Doe may be from or may have traveled through Ontario prior to his death in Saskatchewan. Indicators are present to suggest that he may have been a heavy smoker. Although found wearing size 12.5 shoes, his actual foot size is 9 - 10.
Case # 20070045OPP
Date Located 28 Jul 1995
Age (Estimated) 20-30
Sex Male
Race Caucasian
Height (cm) 175
Height (Imp.) 5 ft 9 - ft
Weight (kgs.) 63 - 72
Weight (lbs.) 140 - 160
Build medium
Dentition Good
Hair Brown Shorter Than Collar
Facial Hair (Desc.)
Eye Colour Blue
Eyewear Description
Clothing This unidentified male was found in a black denim button shirt with gold "Crown" logo on the left breast pocket, a white t-shirt with "Boca Authentic" displayed on the front, blue faded jeans, white socks, blue "Reebok" running shoes, size 12.5, but although his actual foot size is 9-10, and a knapsack.
Personal Property Silver Broach in pocket - sometimes referred to as the "Christmas Rose".
Location Regina Saskatchewan
Agency Regina Police Service


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