VICTORIA — RCMP and the British Columbia Coroners Service are asking for help identifying an unknown man one year after his remains were discovered.
The body was found on the Lower Mainland in a forested area of north Burnaby on March 11, 2019, but it's estimated he disappeared in 2013.
The man was between 40 and 60 and had black hair worn in a ponytail, but few details about him are known.
The request for information mirrors an unrelated, but similar appeal on Monday from RCMP and the coroners service about an unidentified man whose remains were found near the Fraser Canyon community of Lytton on March 9, 2016.
In both cold cases, students in a forensic sculpture workshop at the New York Academy of Arts worked with B.C. officials to create facial reconstructions of the victims.
It's hoped the sculptures will jog memories and generate new leads.
In all, students made facial reconstructions of 14 unidentified people in B.C.. Police say images of all 14 can be found on the Canada's Missing website.
Anyone with information about the identity of the man found in Burnaby is asked to contact the local RCMP detachment or the coroner.
This report by The Canadian press was first published March 11, 2020
The Canadian Press