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Can social media help identify a man who died almost 30 years ago? Coquitlam RCMP hope so

Skeletal remains of an unidentified victim were found in 1994 in Anmore, but police believe new age media can lead to closure for family members.

It's been almost three decades since a man's skeletal remains were found in Anmore.

To date, investigators still haven't been able to identify the victim but believe by reissuing his description, the public's general grasp on new digital media can potentially help solve the mystery.

On Monday (Aug. 9), Coquitlam RCMP posted a thorough description of the man in hopes that social media can create conversation and lead to some form of identification.

According to police, his body was found on Feb. 7, 1994, which was about a year after police determined he died.

"The investigation determined that the death [in the early spring of 1993] was not suspicious, and police would like to be able to provide closure for the family of this man with your help," says Const. Deanna Law in a statement.

He was found in an area of Anmore northwest of Sunnyside Road and north of its three-way intersection with First Avenue, says B.C.'s Unidentified Human Remains Interactive Viewer.

Anmore 1994 remains investigation map - Aug. 10, 2021An unidentified man's skeletal remains were found northwest of Sunnyside Road in Anmore on Feb. 7, 1994, roughly a year after it was determined he died. By B.C. Unidentified Human Remains Interactive Viewer

The unidentified man is described as:

  • White
  • 25 to 40 years old
  • 5'11"
  • Brown hair
  • Pronounced jaw

Additionally, he was found with very distinct clothing, including:

  • Black t-shirt = The Romantics in Heat Tour
  • Navy blue baseball hat with "LORIS AZZARO PARIS" written in silver letters
    • Azzaro is a French designer
  • Black high top Nike running shoes
    • Size 9.5, regular production basketball-style shoe
  • Windbreaker jacket
    • Full zipper, black on lower half, green on upper half and yellow on arms
  • Blue and maroon sweat pants
  • Navy blue camera bag with beige trim, buckle and "Nikon" print

A black guitar case was also found nearby, according to the interactive viewer map.

Anyone with information that could potentially identify this man is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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