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    M,20-30,wh,Montreal, in shipping container from Italy,Nov 98, PM*

    https://www.spvm.qc.ca/en/MissingAnd...8-8ccf713725a1


    On November 10, 1998, the body of a man was discovered in a container shipped by the "Cast" Company, which was being stored in the Port of Montreal. The individual had taken refuge, with food, in the shipping container which had arrived in Montreal by boat (the "Canmar Valour") from Livorno, Italy.
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    https://www.spvm.qc.ca/en/MissingAnd...8-8ccf713725a1

    Clothing colour
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    with lace, brand "Vera Gomma Italy", inscribed sole "Taos" on sole
    Levis jeans
    200 lire (Italian currency), inscribes "Genova 92)
    a Republican coin from Italy
    Case number 48-981110-007
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    Sounds like he entered the crate after it was already in Montreal. Homeless probably?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbuff View Post
    Sounds like he entered the crate after it was already in Montreal. Homeless probably?
    The Italian clothing and money found on his person made me think that he arrived from Italy hidden in the container, or if homeless, maybe a crew member gave him the money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    The Italian clothing and money found on his person made me think that he arrived from Italy hidden in the container, or if homeless, maybe a crew member gave him the money?
    speculation
    Maybe he was a crew member? Shipping crews are not necessarily well paid or well treated.

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    Well this is interesting, and tragic- involves the same ship where this uid was located, the "Canmar Valour"
    http://journaltimes.com/news/state-a...22cbca285.html

    Authorities trying to crack mystery around two Romanian men found decomposed in shipping container in Eau Claire


    • By WIRE
    • Dec 17, 2001
    More than three months after two men's decomposed remains were found in a shipping container, authorities are still trying to determine who they are and the details of how they ended up in Eau Claire.


    U.S. customs and immigration officials know the men were Romanian and paid smugglers what for them would have been a large sum of money to help them get to America.

    They planned to escape from their steel prison once at sea on a container ship, hoping to be granted asylum when they reached Canada, the first stop on their journey.

    While the discovery of their bodies Sept. 6 was unusual for an inland city like Eau Claire, it was not an isolated incident.

    Recently, eight bodies were found in a shipping container in Ireland. The freight container had been shipped from Milan, Italy, and the stowaways, including five people found alive but nearly comatose, were from eastern Europe.

    Last week, four bodies were found in a container before it left Italy. The container had been fumigated with insecticide and officials suspect the stowaways died from breathing the toxins.
    Robert Becker, senior special agent with the U.S. Customs Service in Milwaukee, said this is the first such incident he could recall in the 10 years he has been a customs agent in Milwaukee.


    From the time the container was loaded on the Italian cargo ship Canmar Valour on Aug. 10, it followed a circuitous route from Livorno to Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis before arriving by train in Eau Claire Sept. 6.

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    I guess that explains the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    Well this is interesting, and tragic- involves the same ship where this uid was located, the "Canmar Valour"
    http://journaltimes.com/news/state-a...22cbca285.html
    Not necessarily inexplicable though. If specific ships have a regular route I would imagine people traffickers would know that and target them deliberately.



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