Viaduct Man Still Unidentified

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 7 a.m. April 8, 2019

Toronto Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man found 18 years ago.

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An artist rendering of a man found in 2001 at under the Prince Edward Viaduct. He remains unidentified.

On June 16, 2001, the remains of an unknown man were recovered from the area of Bayview Ave. and Prince Edward Viaduct (also known as the Bloor St. Viaduct). He is described as white man between the ages of 50 and 60.

“No one came forward after this man was found,” said Missing Person Unit (MPU) D/Const. Michael Kelly, of the man found without any identification. “We are hoping someone will now.”

The MPU ensures the investigative response of Missing Persons and Unidentified Human Remains investigations including historic unsolved cases. 

Given the location of his body and his injuries, it is most likely he fell from the bridge.

The deceased had brown eyes, grey brown hair and a day’s worth of facial hair. He was estimated to be between 5’2” and 5’5” and weighed 126 lbs.

Police say the man was wearing a black sweater, a yellow/green checkered shirt, a pair of green pants, black belt and black shoes. He also wore upper and lower dentures and may have been a smoker.

The Ontario Pathologist’s office, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police, undertook to create an artist’s rendition of the deceased male in the hope that it will help someone recognize the individual and bring some resolution to his family and the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7411, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, cybertip.ca, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

This case is  also featuredon Canada's Missing website, which is the website for the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains.

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