Mitchell’s Bay Cold Case Update

Clay rendering of man's skeletal remains found in Mitchell's Bay March 23, 1987. (Photo provided by OPP)

The OPP is hoping new information will help lead to identifying a man’s body found in Mitchell’s Bay over 25 years ago.

The skeletal remains were found March 23, 1987 near Wallaceburg but the victim was never identified. Const. Crystal Jones says technology has allowed them to perform what’s called a craniofacial approximation.

“Experts use clay to reconstruct what they think this person would look like,” says Jones. “We want to make sure that everyone out there understands that we are always investigating these and any piece of information that you have we’re asking that you tell us what that is because that may be the little piece that helps us solve some of these open cases.”

An autopsy determined the cause of death was drowning. The man is described as black, between 23-27 years old, 5′ to 5’7″. Clothing found with the remains included a shirt, blue jeans, size 8 “Winner” blue/grey running shoes with velcro fasteners and sport socks with a red and white stripe. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.