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Can you help police ID body found in Richmond river?

Richmond RCMP say information could bring closure to the family of a missing man

Police are asking the public to help identify the body of a man pulled from the Fraser River in Richmond more than a year ago.

Richmond RCMP say the body was recovered from the north arm of the Fraser River on May 30, 2022.

The man was clothed in a red Taiga branded jacket, a black hoodie with a skull logo and the words “Buffalo 1972 David Bitton” surrounding it on the left breast.

He was also wearing a grey long-sleeved shirt with an image of a wolf silhouette and the words “Howl You Doing?,” a grey t-shirt, black sweatpants, and black Adidas size 10.5 training shoes.

“The body has spent a considerable amount of time in the water and this has proven challenging for police to make a positive identification,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang, of Richmond RCMP.

“Since the deceased was first located, we have been actively investigating all possible leads.

“We are hoping that photos of the jacket and specific logos on the clothing may enhance someone’s memory and prompt them to contact us.”

Information may provide closure: Police

Hwang added that, as well as helping police, “you are also helping to provide some semblance of closure to the family of the deceased.”

The man was described as:

approximately 175 cm (5’9) tall

approximately 59 kg or 130 lbs

slim build

black hair

brown eyes

Anyone with information who can assist police with the identity of the deceased is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file #2022-14167.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit them online at

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