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RCMP seek assistance in identifying human remains found in Lytton 4 years ago

B.C. RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man whose body was found in Lytton, B.C.fon March 9, 2016.
March 09, 2020 - 10:52 AM

BC RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are seeking public assistance in identifying a man whose remains were found in a wooded area in Lytton on March 9, 2016.

The remains are those of a man believed to be between the ages of 25 and 40, according to an RCMP media release.

Investigation details and facial reconstruction images can be found on Canada’s Missing. Other information including approximately 180 unidentified human remains investigations open in British Columbia can also be viewed on the BC Coroners Service Unidentified Human Remains Viewer.

The Lytton case is one of 14 human remains investigations from British Columbia featured in a collaborative partnership involving the RCMP, the BC Coroners Service  and students from the New York Academy of Arts.

Students used facial reconstruction techniques to recreate images of the individuals during a forensic sculpture workshop.

Skulls provided by BC Coroners Service from 14 human remains investigations in B.C. dating back to 1972 were provided to students in New York who performed facial recognition in the hope the images could generate new tips and information in identifying the individuals, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release issued today, March 9.

Anyone with information that could help identify this individual is asked to contact either the Lytton RCMP at 250-455-2225 or the BC Coroners Service Special Investigations Unit at 1-877-660-5077 or by email at bccs.siu@gov.bc.ca

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