York police seeking to identify deceased male located in the city of Vaughan

Detectives with the York Regional Police Homicide Unit are making a public appeal for information that may lead to the identity of a male found deceased in 2005.

Human remains were found on May 18, 2005, by people working close to a retention pond in the area of Highway 407 and Pine Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan. Further investigation revealed that the remains were those of a male who was deceased for a lengthy period of time.

Various articles found at the scene indicate the male was most likely homeless and of a transient nature. There were no signs of foul play and none was suspected. Due to the length of time prior to the male being discovered, police were unable to identify the remains. Various avenues of investigation were taken to assist in identifying the male, with no success.

In 2012 a forensic artist with the Barrie Police Service Forensic Identification Unit made his services available to York Regional Police.

With assistance from the Ontario Pathology Service, Detective Constable Duncan Way completed a 3-D reconstruction of what the male was believed to look like at the time of his death. York Regional Police are making the reconstruction available to the media, in the hopes that someone will recognize the male party.

Male is described as:
– White
– 50 to 80 years
– 5’7” to 6’1”
– Missing upper and lower teeth
– Long grey hair and beard

It is likely that members of the public who live in or frequent the area may have seen the male prior to his demise and may have become somewhat familiar with him.

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