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.
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