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Mounties hope someone help can solve 47-year-old mystery in Chilliwack

Last Updated Jan 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm PDT

(Courtesy Chilliwack RCMP)
Summary

In 1972 a man's body was found on a sandbar in the Fraser River near McSween Road

After investigating, Mounties didn't find any evidence he was killed and still haven't found anything to identify him

The case went cold until this year

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) — RCMP hope someone can help solve a 47-year-old mystery.

A man’s body was found on a sandbar in the Fraser River near McSween Road in September of 1972.

After investigating, Mounties didn’t find any evidence he was killed and still haven’t found anything to identify the man.

The case went cold until this year.

RELATED: RCMP partners with New York Academy of Art to identify Canadian remains

In January, Chilliwack RCMP partnered with the New York Academy of Art that reconstructed 15 faces of Canadian unidentified remains out of clay.

The faces are reconstructed onto 3D printed replicas of the actual skulls as part of a forensic sculpture workshop.

At least one of the faces has already been identified.

The man found in Chilliwack is described as 18 to 35 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes, and nice teeth.

There are more than 700 unidentified remains in the RCMP’s national database of missing persons and unidentified remains.

If anyone has information to identify the man they can contact the RCMP at 604-702-4017.