VANCOUVER – The BC Coroners Service is hoping the public can help identify a man whose body was found near Whistler in April.
He was found in a heavily wooded area within 200 metres of Highway 99 near the midpoint of Green Lake. The Coroners Service says it is very likely the man’s family is unaware of his death and they would like to contact the man’s loved ones.
He is estimated to be between 50 and 65 years old. He has long grey hair held in a short ponytail with a ‘scrunchie’. He is between 5’6” and 5’10” tall and has a medium build with no remarkable scars or tattoos.
The unidentified man was also in possession of a fire-engine red helium tank, commonly used to fill balloons. He was mostly likely seen carrying this tank and is known to have bought food at the Nesters Market in Whistler on November 14, 2013. The Coroners Service says they think the man died shortly after this date. He may have been suffering from emotional distress at the time of his disappearance, and the circumstances of his death are consistent with suicide.
He was wearing a heavy black three-quarter-length winter coat with a fur trimmed hood, under which he wore a dark-blue fleece hoodie with bright yellow “NAVY” lettering on the chest. He was also wearing black “Sportec” jogging pants and Sorel winter boots size 11L. He had bifocal glasses with him and a dark backpack with a yellow “Academy of Learning” logo.
Anyone with information that may help identify this man is asked to call:
- A/Regional Coroner Claire Thompson at 604-660-7735
- Sea to Sky RCMP at 604-932-3044
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