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Strange twist in case of man who died on ferry

The case of a man whose body was found on a BC Ferry has taken a couple of twists.

The Coroners Service and the West Vancouver Police haven’t been able to figure out who he was.  They’re looking for the public’s help identifying him.   And, it turns out the body went undiscovered on the Queen of Oak Bay overnight.

The man collapsed and died on the last ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay the night of Wednesday, February 19th.  He was found the following morning.  BC Ferries isn’t commenting on how the man went unnoticed.  The Coroners Service says the body was in an area were it wouldn’t have been easy to see.

He was seen walking around the Departure Bay terminal talking to people for around an hour before getting on the ferry as a walk-on just before 9pm.

He’s described as: White, between 50 and 60 years old with light blue-green eyes, light brown hair in a buzz-cut, and a fair complexion.  He was about 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds.

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The Coroner also says he had three tattoos: A large wolf-like animal with bared teeth on the right forearm, a Celtic band on the right upper arm and “Thumper” rabbit on his right pelvic area.

At the time he died he was wearing glasses, a black-and-white checked shirt over a light-weight black jacket, jeans, and black Nike shoes with a fluorescent  green/yellow swoosh.

He didn’t have any baggage.

You can see more photos, including pictures of the tattoos at the Corners Service unidentified cases web page.

If you have any  information call:  Coroner Lisa Graham at 604 660-2556,  West Vancouver Police Sergeant Anne Mason at 604 925-7316 or the West Vancouver Police non-emergency number at 604 925-7300.


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