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Case File: 1046UMAB

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Reconstruction of Victim
Reconstruction of Victim

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: April 1, 1977
  • Location of Discovery: Tofield, Alberta, Canada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Several months prior
  • State of Remains: Skeletal Remains
  • Cause of Death: Viciously Attacked

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 28 yrs old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'3-5'9"
  • Weight: 145-165 lbs
  • Hair Color: Dark Hair
  • Eye Color: Unknown

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown, only skeleton remains

  • Dentals: Available. His dental records have been sent to more than 800 dentists across Canada
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Blue, Levis work shirt, with snap buttons; white t-shirt; blue jeans; grey wool socks; brown, imitation Wallabee shoes

  • Jewelry: None

  • Additional Personal Items: None

    Case History

    The victim was located in a rural 1.8-metre-deep septic tank, about 1.6 kilometers from a house, in Tofield, Alberta on April 1, 1977. He was the victim of a vicious attack. An autopsy revealed he had been shot several times, burned with possibly a blowtorch and cigarettes, beaten and sexually mutilated. His body was then covered in limestone, likely in an attempt to get rid of his remains forever.

    It is suspected that this man was a laborer and was likely not from Alberta. Possibly transient. Police suspect the killer was familiar with the area or was from a farming background, given the use of the septic tank, which was located on a rural and isolated property.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: RCMP - Tofield Detachment
  • Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Jim Warren or Chief Medical Examiner
  • Agency Phone Number: 780-662-3353 / 780-427-4987 or toll-free from anywhere within the province of Alberta at 310-0000


  • Agency Case Number: 7690-77

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Alberta Missing Persons
  • The Globe and Mail

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    Last Updated: 06.29.2014 - By: JudyR


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