Reconstructions of Victim
Unidentified White Male
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.
Investigators Source Information:
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Major Crime Unit
Constable Sharon B. Warren
Province of Newfoundland
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