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Charity behind ‘The Missing’ podcast are looking to uncover new evidence from a body found in 1994 

[September, 2022] Locate International, a charity that lends specialist assistance in searches for long-term missing and unidentified people, are appealing to the Bristol community for new information about the ‘North Sea Man’, whose body was found off the north coast of Germany in 1994.

The charity believes that the newly discovered facts could trigger fresh information, in hopes of an eventual identification of the 6’2” – 6’5.5” (187 – 197cm) man.

‘The North Sea Man’, estimated to have been born in the 1940’s, was between 45-50 at the time of his death. The body was found to have been weighed down by two iron ‘cobblers feet’ in July 1994, after suffering a catastrophic blow to the side of the head and rib cage.

The link to Australia is through the results of isotope analysis that has been carried out on the unidentified man, we are able to announce that the lead isotope data was able to rule out that the man is originally from Europe. The unknown deceased is very likely to have grown up and spent most of his life in Australia.

We are therefore renewing our appeal to Australian citizens, audiences, or those who have spent significant periods of their life in this area.

Dave Grimstead, CEO of Locate International commented:

“At this point in time there are seemingly lots of disparate threads linking this unique case to many countries and cities around the world. We want to try and jog the memory of anyone who might know something or have even the smallest bit of information, no matter how insignificant it may seem. If we can give this person a name, we can notify any family and friends that may be wondering what became of him and offer them some peace of mind. With just one person’s help, we may be able to find answers to the mystery of what happened to this unfortunate man after nearly three decades.”

Locate International are renewing their appeal and are looking to leverage the community of Bristol – either present or past – to help spread awareness of one of the most intriguing cases in years.

About Locate International 

Locate International is a Registered UK Charity No.1197991 and is built of specialist teams from different disciplines and volunteers from local communities. Over the last three years, we have built a solid foundation through creating collaborative opportunities with universities, experts with academic research, and exploration into cold cases with direct access to specialists around the world. Our mission is to locate the missing and name the unidentified, and our vision is that every missing and unidentified person receives the highest quality investigation.