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Case File: 2528UMAB

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: February 21, 2013
  • Location of Discovery: Hinton, Alberta, Canada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
  • State of Remains: Skelatal - skull only
  • Cause of Death: Unknown
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 20-55 years old
  • Race: Aboriginal
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Unknown. Missing teeth.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Unknown
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: None.
  • Case History

    A human skull was turned into Hinton RCMP by a local the Groeneveldt family. They located the skull in their garage under items that had been tucked away since the homeowner, Leo Groeneveldt, passed away many years earlier. The family believes Mr. Groeneveldt received the skull as a gag gift at a party he attended in Hinton in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The exact origin of the skull is unknown.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Chief Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 780-427-4987 or toll-free within the province of Alberta at 310-0000

  • Agency Case Number: LE: 2013178676
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NCMPUR Case Number: 2014022855
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains

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    Added: 2/15/15; Last Updated: 2/15/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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