This is facial recreation by a forensic artist.

Police still seeking identity of human remains found along shore of Ottawa River in 2017

Police are using a forensic drawing as they continue seeking to identity human remains found in the Ottawa River, along the shoreline, near Wendover in 2017.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Hawkesbury Detachment and Forensics Identification Services Unit (FISU) attended a residential river property where unidentified human remains were found in the Ottawa River, off of Division Road, Wendover, Ontario.

The body was determined to be a male 50 to 75 years of age, between 165 to 182 cm (5’3″ to 5’9″) in height and approximately 167 pounds. He had a small amount of grey/brown hair at the back and facial hair described as short (stubble or unshaven) grey beard. The man’s teeth were well-cared for, with visible fillings.

At the time this male was located he was wearing:

  • dark (olive) green parka style “Divided” jacket, with two large cargo pockets and hood;
  • black “Airwalk” running shoes, size 11 with a distinctive fluorescent yellow/green sole and tongue;
  • brown t-shirt with grammy award picture and words “alife” written above on front and “STRAIGHT WHITE TRASH” written on back, size XL;
  • blue t-shirt with ram animal logo with two guns with “BLAISEDALE” written below, size M;
  • grey long sleeve “MEXX” under sweater, two breast pockets, slim fit, size XL;
  • white “Mountain Ridge” long-underwear, size XL;
  • thick maroon wool socks;
  • brown “Denver Hayes” sweater with zipper at neck, size M; and
  • “Athletic Works” black nylon track pants with two tone grey and white stripe, size M.

An OPP Forensic Artist has created a drawing, which depicts the deceased man.

The Russell County OPP Crime Unit and the Office of the Coroner will be continuing with the investigation under the direction of Detective Inspector Daniel Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

If you have any information that can assist in identifying this person please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Louise Sproule

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