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New York Academy of the Arts helps reconstruct face of man found dead in Burnaby a year ago

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 11, 2020 at 11:01 am PDT

The man is described as 40 to 60 years old, 5'3'' to 5'4'' with black hair, worn in a ponytail. (RCMP image)
Summary

Police believe the remains had been there since March 2013

The cause of death is unknown and foul play is not suspected

RCMP worked with the B.C. Coroners Service and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – RCMP collaborated with the New York Academy of the Arts and others to reconstruct the face of a man found dead in a forested area in north Burnaby a year ago.

Police believe the remains had been there since March 2013. The cause of death is unknown and foul play is not suspected.

Burnaby RCMP also worked with the B.C. Coroners Service and the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner to reconstruct the man’s face.

On Wednesday, police released images of clothing the man wearing at the time of his death. They also posted the facial reconstruction to Twitter in the hopes someone might recognize the man.

“We’re really hoping these images will spark someone’s memory,” Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj said in a release. “We’re asking for the public to have a look and please let us know if you have any information that can help us identify this man.”

The man is described as 40 to 60 years old, 5’3” to 5’4” with black hair, worn in a ponytail.

When he died, he was wearing a green hoodie with Athletic printed in white on the front, a black and yellow jacket, and a Pro Sport brand backpack.

A man found dead in Burnaby in 2019 was wearing a green hoodie, a black and yellow jacket, and a Pro Sport brand backpack at the time. Mounties are hoping someone can help identify him. (Courtesy Burnaby RCMP)