OPP Ask For Help Identifying Man Who Died Near Montreal River Harbour

Ontario Provincial Police are asking for help identifying a man who died along the coast of Lake Superior between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie two years ago.

Police believe the man was travelling along Highway 17 sometime between the spring and fall of 2016, but died near Montreal River Harbour.

Foul play is not suspected in the man's death.

With the assistance of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, police have determined the man was between the ages of 45 and 65, and about 5’3” to 5’8” tall.

It's believed he was wearing a blue JanSport backpack and may have been carrying an elongated cardboard box containing a rifle.

He also had a number of personal affects with him: a black San Diego Chargers baseball hat; an axe with a wooden handle and leather cover; a tent in a blue cover; blue jeans; a dark windbreaker jacket with the words "Direct Energy" embroidered on the front; a white-collared shirt with blue vertical stripes; brown and beige shoes with white shoes laces; a pocket knife with a purple carabiner attached; top-rimmed eye glasses with black case; a small, red flashlight; and an orange utility knife.

Inspector Tina Chalk of the Counter Exploitation and Missing Persons Section encourages anyone who thinks the man "sounds even vaguely familiar" to contact police, emphasizing "no tip is too small".

Interim OPP Commissioner Brad Blair adds that "all leads and tips are followed up" and a missing person investigation's never closed until it's resolved.

Further information about this man's case is available via video.

Anyone with information is urged to call police or the Ontario Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at 1-877-9-FINDME (1-877-934-6363).