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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Canada - Toronto, Male, ~42, homeless, shot by police, Jun'16


    In Wednesday’s news release, the Special Investigations Unit says names associated with the man include John Doe, Roy Norman, Chung Nu, and Jonathan Grant. The names were provided by agencies he had contact with in the past, the SIU spokesman said in an email.

    A previous news release also identified the man as being 42 years old.

    The man was shot by police on June 17.

    That morning, several police officers, including members of the emergency task force, tried to arrest the man along the rail corridor between Weston Rd. and Highway 400 for trespassing.

    There was a “confrontation” and police fired both a Glock pistol and a Taser. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Oct 2009
    On Tuesday, strangers gathered to honour the man’s life at the Toronto Homeless Memorial next to the Church of the Holy Trinity near Eaton Centre. No one at the memorial seemed to know the man’s name or history.

    “It’s still important to recognize that these were people who had families, maybe lost contact with families and have been living on the streets,” said Vivian Harrower, a volunteer at Holy Trinity for 30 years said Tuesday. “They need to be recognized as human beings, too.”

    Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

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    Several cases of uid persons found in Toronto are referenced in this article.
    By Jackie Hong
    Aug. 6, 2016
    What happens to the unidentified dead?

    The identities of hundreds of people who have died in Ontario since the '60s remain a mystery.

    Ray Norman.

    Chung Nu.

    Jonathan Grant.

    One of them, or maybe none of them, could be the name of the reportedly homeless man shot dead by Toronto police in June.

    He might have been 42. He might have lived in a makeshift camp set up by the train tracks where the fatal encounter happened.

    The Special Investigations Unit released three photos of him, “provided by agencies and organizations he had contact with in the past,” but still, his true identity remains murky.

    Dead and without a name. But not alone.

    This John Doe is one among hundreds of people who have died in the province since the 1960s whose identities remain a mystery.

    According to a database of missing people and unidentified remains compiled by the Ontario Provincial Police, authorities are still trying to identify at least 371 John and Jane Does who were found dead between 1964 and 2015 . Fifty of those people were found in Toronto; all but two were male.

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