Public help sought to identify name of deceased

-UPDATE-

PORT ALBERT, ON, Oct. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - On October 15, 2016 Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a deceased male on the beach north of Port Albert, Ontario. 

Through the course of the investigation by the Huron County OPP Crime Unit investigators discovered that a journalist working in northern Ontario had captured photos of the victim near Espanola Ontario in September.  It was further determined that the victim was traveling from Alberta to Ontario under the assumed name of "Mitchell Nelson."  

Police investigators need to confirm the victim's name and are seeking help from the public in identifying the proper name of the victim.  Police would like to speak with anyone who can identify the male party depicted in the attached photos.  

The victim is described as:

  • White, male
  • Average to medium build
  • Balding with grey hair.
  • Thin moustache.
  • Approximately 30-60 years old.

Clothing:

  • Blue "Fluid" lifejacket.
  • Black fleece type pullover/jacket
  • Black wind pants with letter "PEP" on a shield.
  • With and black Nike running shoes.

Anyone with information can contact the Huron County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police agency immediately.  Should you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.  

The investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.  "It is unfortunate we have to notify the next-of-kin in this manner, but we have no other option other than to seek help from the public in this instance."  - Detachment Commander Inspector Jason Younan.

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

Image with caption: "(Photos Courtesy of Freelance Journalist Jeff Klassen) (As posted in SooToday) (CNW Group/Ontario Provincial Police)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161026_C8574_PHOTO_EN_805092.jpg

Image with caption: "(Photos Courtesy of Freelance Journalist Jeff Klassen) (As posted in SooToday) (CNW Group/Ontario Provincial Police)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161026_C8574_PHOTO_EN_805090.jpg

For further information: PC James Stanley, Phone: 519-524-1074, E-mail: james.stanley@opp.ca

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