CANADA Canada - Montreal, WhtMale 20s, bright red hair, 'Michel' on bracelet, Jul'11

Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by mysticrose, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Grungster

    Grungster Well-Known Member

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    I meant if he had some sort of profile regarding his case. Also, this guy would have already passed away when Michel went missing - yet he looks familiar...
     
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  2. PropaneYeeter

    PropaneYeeter If only sorrow could build a staircase.

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    Not that I can locate. By the way, Montréal is serviced by the SPVM rather than the RCMP. The coroner's report for Michel is still up and reachable (scroll down to page 10 to find it), and it confirms he was still unidentified as of 7 March 2014. No news since then, though.
     
  3. annpats

    annpats Well-Known Member

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    I just think it's very sad that someone like him hasn't been identified. He was a young man, with a huge mop of bright orange hair, a French-speaking Canadian.....
    he was an unusual looking person in the only French province and still know one knew him or recognised him. You'd think that part of the world wouldn't be that big. Insular. Close.

    I'm guessing his life may have been troubled and full of strife, hence the suicide, and he may have been estranged from his family.

    Indeed, he may not have had a family. He may not have known his father, and maybe his mother died. ..?

    The last few years before he died he may have been surviving alone as best he could, until he couldn't anymore. Perhaps itinerant.

    There is also a chance he could be from Quebec City or one of the minority speaking French places in Ontario or New Brunswick.

    Perhaps he was in foster homes and left at 18 or sooner.
     
  4. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Am I misreading something? Michel Petit missing in April 2011, our Michel found July 2011, dates work out?
     
  5. Grungster

    Grungster Well-Known Member

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    From what I can read - Michel Petit went missing in June 2012...this John Doe was found in 2011
     
  6. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Found the source of the confusion.. rbbm.
    Michel Petit Service de police de la Ville de Montréal - SPVM
    Missing Person Profile
    26 avril 2011
    Last Seen
    Michel Petit
    Person missing since: June 5, 2012
    With the permission of the family and at the request of police investigators, we ask you to support our efforts by publishing this photo and description of the missing person.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I feel better now. :D
     
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  8. Cjoab75

    Cjoab75 New Member

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    Has anyone looked into the possibility it could be Luke Joly Durocher
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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  10. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Are you thinking he dyed his hair red?

    Except for that, he does look very similar.
     
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  11. branmuffin

    branmuffin Well-Known Member

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    This is such a challenging case. He is not a person who would go unnoticed with his bright red wavy hair and strong facial features; someone who would get a second glance. So it is unusual that no one in Quebec, even if they didn't actually know him, could say, "Oh yes, I saw that young man in the Metro, he was sitting across from me. He got off at Papineau station." Or "I saw him sitting on a park bench."

    He had so few personal belongings but what he did have is probably the link to his identity. I don't know if he was a native of Quebec but he spoke fluent French so statistically we could say he was from there. I wonder if anyone has thought of submitting his DNA. Being a suicide, I suppose there is less likelihood LE are motivated to take that route.

    I keep thinking about that little bracelet attached to the plain metal rings. It looks like a bracelet, either a wrist or an anklet, one would give to a newborn or a very young baby. It made me wonder if he was a foundling or a baby given up for adoption. Quebec has the most stringent rules regarding adoption policies relating to adoptees looking for their birth parents.

    Quebec adoptees finally getting some long sought answers about their roots - Montreal | Globalnews.ca

    It could be quite devastating to search for a birth mother only to be rebuffed. I don't think that many adoptees would be so extreme but depending on home life and circumstance you never know.
     
  12. Cjoab75

    Cjoab75 New Member

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    They both have only one scare and both in the same area of the same arm the height is right on. I feel like the hair is dyed look at the roots. The chin is similar even with Luke's dad. Im just saying the similarities are un canny. Also if you are going to that extreme you could take the braces yourself.
     
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  13. LucyOso

    LucyOso Verified Registered Nurse

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    Is it possible the bracelet belongs to another? Partner, friend, lover? Many people are polyglots, do we know for sure the French he was speaking reflected that exact area?
     
  14. squish

    squish Well-Known Member

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    I just want to acknowledge how perceptive this post was. You were right, about everything.

    So sad that such a recognisable man is still unidentified 10 years later. He must have been very lonely and insular.

    I don’t think he was trying to avoid being recognised, or he would have removed his bracelet, and he wouldn’t have suggested to the witness to call the police. Indeed he wouldn’t have jumped in front of a witness if he was concerned about being found and identified.
     
  15. cocomod

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    Why oh why haven't the police tried harder to get him identified? I just don't feel like much effort has been made. His life mattered. His death matters. His sadness is palpable.
     
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    Perhaps because the police know no crime was involved.
     
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  17. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    Bumping with his picture.
     
  18. LucyOso

    LucyOso Verified Registered Nurse

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    Is it possible he used Henna on his hair so it appears far more red than it would be naturally?
     
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    I believe he's no longer listed in Canadian databases, so there's speculation that he was identified. I emailed Montreal police about him but got a reply asking me to call them in French. We really need a French-speaking person to call.
     
  20. The 'Wood

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    Azure, was the reply you got in French, or the reply asked you to call them but speak French when you do? The latter would be a touch bizarre frankly.
     
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