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Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:03:07 PM »
In PEI there was a male body found in Malpeque Bay in June 1997. Body was a man about 5 "11"  The body still has not been indentified.  Does it sound like any missing person that anyone knows about.

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 05:18:41 PM »
What you have stated is not much information. You do not have any identification related to if he was a heavy person, thin, colour of hair, teeth, clothing or if there was foul play suspected. It may have been someone wanting to take their own life. Have police ever posted this recently to try and find out who this person was. A lot of questions remain about this, please post more information and possibly someone will connect the dots and know who this person is.  ??? ??? ??? ???

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 05:23:22 PM »
capers; there doen't seem to be any record of press relating to that at all.... do you think you can find something?

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 05:50:23 PM »
I've been trying to do some digging in press archives for PEI.... seems Malpeque Bay is "low in reporting news happenings such as bodies found..... seems locked up tighter than Cape Breton. ...and abuse records in the Catholic Churches.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 08:14:50 AM »
It is a long time for someone to be missing and still nobody has come forward to find out who this man is. Was this ever put on the CTV national news or an update and all the information about his clothing. Somebody may know exactly who this individual is by the description of the clothing. If this was broadcast several times on the national news and on the maritime news, maybe someone would come forward with information they have about a loved one missing. It has to be put out there with media attention. One person was identifed last year and the case was over 20 years old, the people watching knew it was their brother. He was murdered in Ontario and he was from the maritimes and they knew by the description that it was a family member. So media attention has to be the big thing here, tell it as much as possible and I think the person will be identified. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 03:59:30 PM »
Des, that is a start, although the year is not right. Hopefully because of description of clothing he will be identified. ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 07:04:43 PM »
Folks how many places require names or initials on laundry?? ... I'm thinking institutions such as hospitals, prisons, military - I'm not sure??  ....what about boat workers? oil rigs? 
This man, or whoever owned the undershorts, had reason to initial them. 
....now how did he get in the water?  a boat sinking month's earlier? an unwanted stowaway on a freighter (thrown over-board)  ....maybe a mishap on the deck of a frieghter (washed over-board in rough seas and not missed until the boat reached its' next port) ... maybe this man was thrown from a helicopter or small plane?  ........so many possibilities.
One thing is for sure, the possibilities are endless when you consider how many unregistered people can enter or exit the country by boat or plane!
I hope this poor souls family get to realize he was finally given a proper burial.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 03:21:01 PM »
exactly Des.... the possibilities are endless.  Sometimes guys off ships go to the local army surplus outlets, which are often on streets along the ports, and which often have discarded clothes from former military establishments.... or second hand clothes outlets which have a lot of things, like expensive or personalized items. donated by families of those passed on after hospitalization, or left home for good. ....even a lot of clothes items get donated to homeless shelters for over-nighters.

Guess we'll know a lot more of what this person could look like after facial reconstruction and DNA processing is finished.  ....just have to wait and see.  God rest this man's soul ... and soon his final remains, as well!

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 01:13:11 AM »
Shouldn't we have heard something by now

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2010, 06:15:16 AM »
Is the progress in these matters slow on PEI? - or is there something police need to hold back?  Either way, we should have heard something by now.  Maybe they just don't care!

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 11:44:36 PM »
I checked news items again today to see if there was any news, still nothing.

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 10:10:35 AM »
The  east coast provinces of Canada are linked up by rail, road and ferry.  So, assuming that this victim could have come from a province much further away, I  skimmed other provinicial posts for anyone who may have the  initials, "GL".

George Lewis of NFLD stands out. 

It would be very odd if it is George Lewis found in PEI, becasue to get off Bell Isalnd, you'd have to take the ferry.  And Bell Island and mainland residents would have spotted him leaving the island on the ferry.  That is, unless he used private transportation. 

Missing since November 1, 1994 from Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada
Date Of Birth: April 7, 1957
Age at Time of Disappearance: 37 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5".
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Light brown hair; brown eyes.
Clothing: He was wearing a blue ski jacket, jeans and faded black jogging shoes.

Lewis was last seen as he left his home on Bell Island at approximately 5:20 p.m. and walked to
a nearby convenience store on November 1, 1994. He has not been seen since.

Here's Unsolved Canada's link to this missing person:  http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php/topic,2767.0.html

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 04:15:16 PM »
I agree with you lost, re placing your initials on clothing. But, if he got these clothes second hand, say, The Sally Ann, would they not write GL on the waistband for Grand/Large? Just a thought.

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010, 04:26:52 PM »
sure jellybean ... that's a logical explantion for G/L.  Sometimes that is done with new clothes in Stores, if the tag fell off. (you know...the sticky tags)

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Re: Body Found Malpeque Bay PEI June 1997
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010, 10:08:56 PM »
This was taken from CBC.ca dated June 10, 2010


RCMP in Charlottetown say they have new clues about the lifestyle of a man whose body was found in Malpeque Bay, P.E.I., in 1997.

The man's body was exhumed Monday morning at the People's Cemetery in Charlottetown, 13 years to the day it was discovered.

When the body was originally discovered, officials were unable to link it to anyone in a missing persons database. There have been no matches to any subsequent missing persons reports.

Although police have not yet determined the man's identity, they say he was about five feet 11 inches tall and weighed approximately 200 pounds.

His race is unknown.

RCMP Sgt. Denis Morin said the man died relatively young and that he was in good health, with the exception of his teeth.

"This individual had serious dental issues, for example, he had an abscess probably prior to his death that was never taken care of by a dentist," he said.

Morin also said the body was missing 10 teeth and it's likely the man had never had any dental treatment, either by choice or lack of access to dental care.

Investigators said a new examination also confirmed the man's body might have been in the water up to several months before it was recovered from Malpeque Bay.

Police believe the currents may have carried the body from as far away as Quebec, northern New Brunswick or the Magdalen Islands. A bilingual label was found inside the man's jeans.

"There was trauma to the body, now we're trying to establish if it was caused during the incident or was caused before or after," said Morin.

"Obviously it's possible that it could have been caused after, because of his period of time spent in the water."

A forensic artist will make a facial reconstruction of what the man's face might have looked like. That work is expected to take five weeks.

In 2006, the provincial Coroners Act was changed to allow coroners to order exhumations for identification purposes. Coroners could previously order an exhumation only for the purpose of an inquest.

Morin said investigators hope new technology will help determine the man's identity and bring his family some peace.

"This person had family, we'd like to bring closure to the family if they're wondering where the son was," he said.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/06/08/pei-malpeque-exhumation-584.html#ixzz0wAlUT8Xc