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Title: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: paulbembin on March 08, 2013, 01:31:46 AM
He was 23 years old when he was last heard from in Vancouver, B.C. on May 15, 1975. Sandy was aprox 5' 11" tall, had grey/green eyes and light brown hair. Sandy lived in Kamloops all his life but traveled extensively for Bridge Tournaments and he also raised homing pigeons for many years
If you have any information on his whereabouts or on what may have happened to you please contact
the Kamloops RCMP or email tbinso@hotmail.com with heading Sandy
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: paulbembin on March 08, 2013, 02:04:52 PM
RCMP file# 1975-12019
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: leonagleant on March 08, 2013, 10:12:08 PM
You have done the right thing by posting Alexander's case on this site. This site always seems to come up first on google when you search under someone's name.
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: lostlinganer on March 08, 2013, 11:14:03 PM
This young man certainly reminds me of an old unidentified case I read a few years back.
http://www.missing-u.ca/UIDetail.aspx?PersonID=703
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  Additional Photos
Summary On the 9th of August 1976 the body of an unidentified male was located lying in the grass near a busy interstate highway in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was located beside an unidentified female. The investigation quickly revealed that he had been murdered and had died as a result of a gun shot.
Case # 20080158OPP
Date Located 09 Aug 1976 
Age (Estimated) 18-26
Sex Male
Race Caucasian
Height (cm) 183 
Height (Imp.) 6 ft 0 - ft 
Weight (kgs.) 68 - 
Weight (lbs.) 150 - 
Build Slender
Dentition Good
Hair Brown Collar Length Hair measuring up to 4" in length, sideburns 
Beard 
Moustache 
Sideburns 
Facial Hair (Desc.)   
Eye Colour Brown
Eyewear   
Eyewear Description   

Features Scar, Shoulder Right Arm, Two scars approximately 2 inches in length each, Scar, Right Side Abdomen, Four inch appendectomy scar
Clothing This male was found wearing a red t-shirt with "Coors" printed on the front and "Camel GT Challenge 75" printed on the back. Also, a pair of blue jeans, with brown sandals.
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: leonagleant on March 08, 2013, 11:18:13 PM
Similar but different eye colour...
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: lostlinganer on March 08, 2013, 11:38:06 PM
I noticed the eye color different also leona.... yet, I've seen people's eye color inaccurate in the past ...due to passed on info., opinion info. etc. 

I find the resemblance remarkable... also I wondered what Camel GT Challenge 75 may have referred to... perhaps a match he attended? 
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: lostlinganer on March 08, 2013, 11:43:54 PM
amended to state:

....just googled it... that is a race car event.  I would imagine the authorities south of the border would have looked into any connection to that particular race. :-\
Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: psamson on December 15, 2013, 02:16:06 PM
Sandy has been found, and this case has been solved.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/coroner+identifies+body+young+missing+almost+years/9279877/story.html   

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20131214/KAMLOOPS0101/131219890/-1/kamloops/sister-who-spent-38-years-looking-for-brother-tells-others-not-to   

Title: Re: Alexander "Sandy" Francis Gammie missing since May, 15, 1975
Post by: SAP on December 15, 2013, 02:40:05 PM
Thank you PSamson. He was found the same year he vanished and his family members have carried this pain for all these years, while Sandy lay in a grave with no visitors. This is mind boggling that there was no communication between departments/jurisdictions. So sad.
RIP Sandy. Condolences to family.