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Unidentified Human Remains

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On July 16, 1980, a Markham resident made the grisly discovery of a person's remains on the side of the Eleventh Concession, north of Steeles Avenue.

Forensic testing found that he was a white man between 25 and 40 years old when he died. He stood at roughly 5'6", weighed between 100 and 120 pounds and had dark, medium-length brown hair.

Despite many appeals for information, police have been unable to identify the deceased man for than four decades.

From the cold case files

Points of Interest

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If so, please contact the York Regional Police Cold Case Unit at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7865 or email the investigators directly. Want to remain anonymous? Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave a tip online at or text a tip by sending TIPYORK and a message to CRIMES (274637).