MARKHAM -- It's taken nearly three decades, but thanks to technological advances investigators are finally able to put a face to the skeletal remains of an apparently slain transgendered man who was found in a rural part of town.Now, after unveiling a bust of the suspected murder victim, York Regional Police homicide Det.-Const. Douglas Clarke is hoping someone can help him put a name to that face so he can solve the cold case."Once we have the identity of this person, it opens the investigation up," Clarke said yesterday. "Then we can follow up and determine where this person lived and worked and so on."It was on July 16, 1980, that a man was walking through a wooded area on the east side of 11th Concession, just north of Steeles Ave. E., and stumbled upon the remains.Clarke said it's believed the decomposed body had been on the ground for somewhere between one to three years.........Forensic tests concluded he was 25 to 40, 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6, with a slim build, weighing between 100 and 120 pounds. The body was buried in 1983. But it was exhumed in 2007 so that police could collect DNA samples."Now we have DNA on file," Clarke said.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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