timberland men Forensic experts sketch out dead man’s identity
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileWorking with forensic anthropologist Dr. Tanya Peckmann, Sgt. Michel Fournier, a forensic art specialist with the RCMP,spent 120 hours reconstructing the man’s face.”It’s almost impossible to capture all the facial details of when the person was alive, but there is a fair resemblance to what that person would look like,” Fournier said.Fournier started off by making a replica of the skull, thenreconstructed musclesand skin using clay. Photos of the reconstruction were scanned and modified on a computer, adding depictions of hair and items recovered from the scene.The man had dreadlock hair and a goatee, andwas foundwearing a multicoloured dress shirt,
Emilio grey sweater, Lee blue jeans and new Timberland hiking boots.A pair of Dolce Gabbana glasses and a Dorcy flashlight were near the body, along with a McKinley backpack containing neatly packed clothing.RCMP hope someone can identify this man found near Halifax International Airport in 2004. ((RCMP))”When I put back the glasses at the end of the facial reconstruction they fit exactly,” said Fournier. “They confirmed theglasses were his glasses.”Peckmann, a forensic anthropologist for the province,examinedthe skeletal remains and concluded the man was in hisearly 20s, five foot 11 and 160 pounds.The investigators believe theman isan African Canadian or of mixed race.”The individual may outwardly look like he’s of black African ancestry, but he may actually be of mixed ancestry, so this becomes really important in the identification of this individual,
” said Peckmann.