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Found Remains of John DOE (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Cold Case Files

Location : Near Halifax International Airport, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Details : On October 8th, 2004 a body of a badly decomposed male was discovered in a wooded area near the Halifax International Airport. Male appeared to have both ears pierced although no jewelry was present. The male was wearing Lee blue jeans (size 32/32), a multicolored dress shirt, “Emilio” grey sweater (size medium), new Timberland Hiking Boots (beige) (size 9) and a brown leather belt. Located near the body was a pair of dark framed “Dolce & Gabbana” prescription glasses as well as a “Dorcy” flashlight. Also located in close proximity to the body was a dark coloured “Mckinley” back pack containing various items of clothing folded and packed in neat fashion.

Facial reconstruction of John Doe
Facial reconstruction of John Doe
Facial reconstruction of John Doe

Facial reconstruction of John Doe - click thumbnail to enlarge

On November 18th, 2005, the body of John DOE was exhumed, re-examined by a forensic anthropologist. The forensic anthropologist determined the male to be Black African with European Descent, late twenties or early thirties with medium length dread-lock type hair, 5'11 and 160 lbs and is described as athletic in nature

The skull was sent to an RCMP forensic artist for the completion of a facial reconstruction which was completed and released to the media on November 23rd, 2006.

Contact: If you have any information about this case, please contact Cst. J. Michael FRANCIS or Cst. K. CHIASSON RCMP Halifax Detachment, Lower Sackville Office, Lower Sackville, NS (902)864-6000 ph or (902)-864-6010 fx or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(8477)

File: Halifax Detachment, Lower Sackville File # 2004-3757