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Body of unidentified man camping near Revelstoke found by sightseers

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September 12, 2016 - 11:45 AM

REVELSTOKE - Police are looking for help identifying a man whose body was found in a wooded area along the Trans Canada near Revelstoke over two weeks ago.

RCMP say just after 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 they received a call from a group of sightseers who had just discovered a body at a makeshift campsite about four kilometres east of Revelstoke.

The man's death is not considered suspicious, according to a RCMP media release. Investigators say the man was transient, and travelled by bicycle during the day and camped at night.

Police say the man passed away in late July.

The deceased is about 5'4" tall, with a slim build and blond hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap, bifocal eyeglasses, a black T-shirt with a white, silk-screened logo reading "roughnecks", a long-sleeved plaid lumberjack-style shirt, tan coloured hiking shoes, white socks pulled up to his shins and blue jeans rolled up as shorts.

He had a blue Super-Cycle bicycle with a front basket with a rear fender to support camping gear, police say.

"Revelstoke RCMP officers are canvassing the community and other communities along the Trans Canada and into the B.C. Interior in hopes of identifying him," Cpl. Thomas Blakney says in the release. "This in turn will permit us to make efforts to notify his family of his death."

Anyone with information with respect to the identity of this man are asked to call Cpl. Thomas Blakney at the Revelstoke RCMP detachment at 250-837-5255.

Pictured is the bicycle found at the campsite of the unidentified man.
Pictured is the bicycle found at the campsite of the unidentified man.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

Pictured is the long-sleeved, plaid shirt the unidentified man was wearing.
Pictured is the long-sleeved, plaid shirt the unidentified man was wearing.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

Pictured is the T-shirt the unidentified man was wearing.
Pictured is the T-shirt the unidentified man was wearing.
Image Credit: RCMP handout


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