Reconstruction of Victim
Unidentified White Male
The victim was located at the Otonabee River, near Peterborough, Ontario on July 10, 1988.
Divers were doing some recreational diving in the Otonabee River at the foot of Lock Street, Peterborough looking for some antique bottles.
Near the middle of the river one of the divers located a human skull along with part of a human vertebra in approximately 12' of water. It had been lodged between a rock and a log.
The head was either separated from the body or chopped off. The rest of he body has never been found.
Given the current of the river, it's possible the skull could have been tossed from the Lansdowne Street Bridge, drifting downstream until it became snagged.
Authorities have never been able to tie the skull to a missing person.
Investigators Ontario Provincial Police
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America
Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
Ontario Provincial Police
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Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
Lakefield Community Police Service