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    Canada - Toronto, WhtMale, 25-35, Motorcycle Accident Victim, May'88

    http://www.doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase330.html

    "Unidentified White Male

    The victim was discovered on May 12, 1988 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Estimated Date of Death:
    Cause of Death: Result of a motorcycle accident.

    Vital Statistics

    Estimated age: 25-35 years old
    Approximate Height and Weight: 5' 7"-5' 8" (172-173 cm); 160-185 lbs. (72-83 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown collar length hair with mustache; Blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: Appendix scar; dark mole on side of the left knee; rough calloused hands with oil or grease under finger nails;
    Clothing: Blue jean jacket size 40; blue jean pants, size 36 waist 30 inseam; black t-shirt size X-large with Jack Daniels logo; black, bikini-style underwear size large; white, blue and green stripes sport socks; brown/tan leather western boots with heels worn down size 9 1/2 D.
    Personal Effects : Gold triangular loop charm with a "Playboy Bunny" in the center.

    Case History
    This adult male died as a result of a motorcycle accident in Toronto, Ontario on May 12, 1988. The victim was passenger on a motorcycle that struck a pole.

    Both the driver and passenger were killed as a result of the collision.

    Investigators
    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    Ontario Provincial Police
    Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unit
    1-877-934-6363 - Toll Free in North America
    705-330-4144 - Local or outside of North America
    Email
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    Crime Stoppers
    1-800-222-TIPS (8477
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

    Agency Case Number:
    20060005

    Source Information:
    **Warning! Post-mortem photos contained in link below!
    Ontario Provincial Police - Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies/Remains Unidentified"

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    A couple of random missing persons with moustaches, circa 1988, posting as i find them.


    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...s_phillip.html

    http://doenetwork.org/cases/219dmns.html

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    https://secure.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/missin...06000599&id=25

    Warning, post mortem picture at link.

    Surely someone should recognise this man.

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    Thanks so much for starting the thread, dotr.

    I think we can rule Fuller out, as the UID was deceased as of May 1988, and Fuller was alive as of this date.

    There is very little in the news about this UID case. I wish a forensic sketch had been done of this man, it would have been less gory and more dignified,
    as well as capturing how he would have looked during his life.

    The bike's owner/driver picked this man up from somewhere, so there should be some sort of link between the two, and a common location, group of people, etc.

    D.

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    From the way this man dressed, to the grease under his fingers, he seemed to be a motorcycle enthusiast, at least that is my thinking.

    I wonder where the driver met him? I am guessing it was a chance encounter. There is so little to go on in the media, it will be a tough go.

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    He must have been a mechanic who worked on the bike and was going on a test drive with the owner?
    My posts are opinion and speculation only, and may not be used for any purpose outside of this forum.

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    If he was a mechanic, he would likely be a 'backyard' mechanic in an informal situation.

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    Canada's Missing and Unidentified site makes me tear my hair out. The information provided is so sketchy that it's hard to know anything about a case. You wonder how many missing people never get their name listed on the site.

    Here's a little clip from the Toronto Sun, which might not have anything to do with this case... who knows.

    "The wife of a member of the outlaw motorcycle club King’s Crew, missing since the ’80s, had courts declare him dead to put some finality to a mystery police have yet to solve."

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/03...ithout-a-trace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkblue View Post
    Thanks so much for starting the thread, dotr.

    I think we can rule Fuller out, as the UID was deceased as of May 1988, and Fuller was alive as of this date.

    There is very little in the news about this UID case. I wish a forensic sketch had been done of this man, it would have been less gory and more dignified,
    as well as capturing how he would have looked during his life.

    The bike's owner/driver picked this man up from somewhere, so there should be some sort of link between the two, and a common location, group of people, etc.

    D.
    Is there a way to find out who the driver was?


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    This case is really puzzling me. I don't see any mention of a motorcycle helmet, so given the injuries, I expect that the deceased was not wearing a helmet. Helmet regulations came into effect in the '60s, so rider w/o a helmet would surely have drawn attention. He can't have gone far ... or it was late at night. Ugh! So few details are provided!

    Neither was he wearing typical motorcycle clothing, at least not according to contemporary fashion. Jeans and cowboy boots? Was that the outfit du jour in 1988? Seems to me riders wore leathers.

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    Just noting, that there was an AC/DC concert in Hamilton , Ont. May 12 1988..

    http://acdc-bootlegs.com/concerthistory/?gig=1181

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    The brand of jeans worn by UID male, Great Western Garment Co, may have originated from the company in Edmonton, Alberta.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Garment_Co.


    Slightly more info. given in this link, ie, brand name of jeans worn.

    http://www.missingadults.ca/viewUAca...=31&CurCase=29

    rbbm.


    "Facial hair - moustache

    Abdomen - appendectomy scar
    Knee - dark mole on side of left knee
    Hands - rough calloused hands with oil or grease under finger nails


    Build - well nourished

    Clothing/Jewelry :
    Jacket - 'Levis' brand jean jacket, size 40
    T-shirt - 'Jack Daniels' logo, black, size Extra Large

    Pants - jeans, blue, 'Great Western Garment Company' brand, waist 36", inseam 30"
    Underwear - bikini style, black, size Large

    Footwear - tan, leather western style boots, 'Modella' brand, heels worn down, size 9 1/2D
    Socks - white sport socks, blue and green stripes

    Jewelry - gold triangular loop charm with a 'Playboy Bunny' in centre"



    Repost. post mortem pic of deceased for quick access. WARNING GRAPHIC.

    https://www.google.ca/search?newwind...25%3B680%3B760

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    I agree, our missing persons/UID reports are woefully inadequate.

    -I think that the man was dressed like a grungy/motorcyclist type in a vague way. He was not dressed for riding any great distance, though.

    -Judging by what seems to be a devastating head wound, he was not wearing a helmet. No leg protection, sunglasses or visors, gloves or anything else, either.

    -I searched the Toronto Star for the week of May 12, 1988, and found nothing. I'll check again, but I think that the one accident for that week was a rider killed in the west end of the city, but no mention of an unidentified passenger.

    - This case is really weird, I'll grant you that. There is almost no information on where the accident happened, what time of day, the driver, or what became of efforts to identify this man subsequently, etc.

    If anyone can do a search of old news reports, that would be great.
    Last edited by Darkblue; 02-16-2015 at 04:10 PM.

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    P.S.

    Not to criticize the police or coroner too much, but the postmortem photo borders on disrespectful. I think that a drawing or bust would be more appropriate.

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