Unsolved historical WVPD investigations chosen for a unique facial reconstruction project




File #:


Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy


1984-4618 / 1996-4064

West Vancouver – earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police partnered with the New York Academy of Art to reconstruct the faces of 15 Canadian unidentified human remains (see RCMP release here).

Students from the Academy used 3D printed versions of human skulls to reconstruct the faces, that are now being released to the public in an effort to gather information that may help to further the investigations.

Two of the cases are unsolved West Vancouver Police files:

Police file #1984-4618

On April 23, 1984 the unidentified body of a man was found on Hollyburn Mountain. The body was discovered East of Cypress Bowl Rd, along the Skyline Trail, near mile 5. The man is estimated to have been 20 to 40 years old, Caucasian, between 5’6” to 5’10” tall, and weighed 170 lbs. He was wearing a blue denim shirt, blue denim pants, a blue denim jacket, and tan cowboy boots.










(Photo: RCMP)

Police file #1996-4064

On March 25, 1996 the unidentified body of a man was found on the side of Hwy. 1, near the 15th St off-ramp. The man is estimated to have been 50 to 65 years old, Caucasian, with a grey or white beard, between 5’5” to 5’8” tall, and weighed 161 lbs. He was wearing a red/beige striped shirt with button collar, blue denim pants, a ¾ length purple coat, and black running shoes.










(Photo: RCMP)

“We are lucky to have been chosen by the RCMP to be included in this project,” says Detective Constable Sandra Rijken. “We are hopeful that someone will come forward with information that will assist us with these investigations.”

Anyone with information about the West Vancouver Police cases, can contact Det./Cst. Rijken at 604-925-7300. Or if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.solvecrime.ca

For more details, and to view other reconstructions, visit https://bit.ly/38sy0N5