Who is he? That’s something the OPP is hoping you might know.

In 2016, a man died on the coast of Lake Superior, near Montreal River Harbour.

His identity was never determined.

Police are asking for your help to uncover who he was.

North East Region OPP Media Services Officer Sergeant Carlo Berardi describes the circumstances surrounding the man’s disappearance.


Before his death, police believe the man was travelling along Highway 17, between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie.

They’ve determined the man was approximately 5’3″ to 5’8″ tall, and between 45 to 65 years old.

He was wearing a blue JanSport backpack and may have been carrying a long cardboard box, which contained a rifle.

In addition, the man had a number of personal items with him, including:
– a black San Diego Chargers baseball hat
– an axe with a wooden handle and leather cover
– a tent in a blue cover
– blue jeans
– a dark windbreaker jacket with the words “Direct Energy” embroidered on the front
– a white collared shirt with blue vertical stripes
– brown and beige shoes with white shoelaces
– a pocket knife with a purple carabiner attached
– top-rimmed eyeglasses with a black case
– a small, red flashlight, and an orange utility knife.

Human Remains FrtCVR Collage 2
Photo: Tom Mangos/OPP
Human Remains FrtCVR Collage
Photo: Tom Mangos/OPP

OPP Inspector Tina Chalk of the Counter Exploitation and Missing Persons Section asks you to, “Help us identify this man. You may have met him at some point in your life and can recognize the items in these photos. You could be the key. If this man sounds even vaguely familiar to you, please call us. No tip is too small”.

Any person with information regarding the disappearance of this man should immediately contact your local police service or the Ontario Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at 1-877-934-6363 (9-FINDME) in Canada, at 705-330-4144 internationally, or via email at opp.isb.resolve@opp.ca.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.