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Unidentified Cases

Here is a summary of the unidentified cases we are currently actively working on.

To facilitate this work, we deploy teams of trained, community volunteers and university students to review and investigate unsolved missing person and unidentified remains cases. Through our National Cold Case Analysis Project, we are able to draw on these resources to both harness and mobilise the skills and energy of over 200 volunteers, each offering a broad range of professional, academic and personal experiences and skills.

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Holbeach Man

Holbeach Man

Holbeach Man Found On: 31st December 2018 On 31st December 2018, the body of a man was recovered in Holbeach, on the Salt Marsh in the Tidal area. He is thought to have died on or before 16 December 2018. About this case  The man was 170cm - 180cm (5ft 6ins - 5ft...

Holbeach Man

Mid Channel Man

Mid-Channel Man Found On: 6th August 1984 On 6th August 1984, a body was recovered from the English Channel between Boulogne and Dover. The man is believed to have been dead for 2-3 weeks, and it is believed that he may have been a French fisherman. About this case...

Hampshire Barn Man

Hampshire Barn Man

Hampshire Barn Man Found On: 1st December 2017 On 1st December 2017, the body of a white male was found in a barn in Bazeley Copse Lane, Micheldever. About this case  The man was between 175cm - 177cm (5 Ft 8 Ins - 5 Ft 9 Ins), and had with him a Black 'Karrimor'...

Kingsthorpe Man

Kingsthorpe Man

Kingsthorpe Man Found On: 19th November 2010 An unknown male, aged 60-65, was found collapsed at The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton at 3.00 pm and later died in hospital without having been identified. About this case The man had grey receding hair and a full...

Waltham Forest Man

Waltham Forest Man

Waltham Forest Man Found On: 22nd January 2015 An unknown male was struck in a road traffic collision.  He was 5 ft 7” and aged between 50 and 70. He is believed to have been living under the name of Brian Wallace in London for the past 10 years as a general builder...

Holbeach Man

Salcombe Man

Salcombe Man Found On: 23rd September 2021 A white male aged 20-40 years was found in the English Channel, 46 miles South West of Salcombe, Devon on 23rd September 2021. He was 175 cm (5'8") tall and medium build.About this caseThe man was wearing a ZCCO 3mm full...

Holbeach Man

Boston Man

Boston Man Found On: 11th April 2018 At about 07:00 hrs on this day, a man collapsed in McDonalds Restaurant, Boston. He was conveyed to hospital but passed away on 16th April 2018. His identity is still unknown. About this case He was white, approximately 60 years of...

Holbeach Man

River Avon Man

River Avon Man Found On: 14th October 1981 A white male aged 45 - 60 years was found in the River Avon in Bristol on 14th October 1981. He was 175cm (5'8") tall and of large build. About this case He had brown, receding hair, blue eyes and a scar on his abdomen. The...

Holbeach Man

Deepdene Man

On 17 April 1990, partial skeletal remains were found in heavy woodland at Deepdene after gales brought down a number of trees.

Baldock Woman

Baldock Woman

On 18 February 1975, the body of a young woman was struck by vehicles on the A1 near Baldock, At 0615 hours.

Holbeach Man

Vauxhall Bridge Woman

On 28th September 1977, the body of a white, European woman was found at the bottom of the stairs leading to the south bank of the River Thames by Vauxhall Bridge.

Holbeach Man

Kennington Man

On 2nd February 2004, an unidentified man was dragged from the A332 bus in Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London and taken to hospital where he later died. The man was described as aged 50 – 60 years, white European, 5’4” – 5’6” tall and of thin build.

Holbeach Man

Wark Forest Man

On 2nd February 1990, the body of a 20–40-year-old man was found in Wark Forest. Described as being 5’6″-5’8″, of medium build, and dark European ethnicity.

Holbeach Man

East Riding Man

On 5th February 2004, the decomposed body of an African-Caribbean man was discovered within the hold of the ‘Cec Delta’ Merchant vessel which had been carrying nuts from Takoradi, Ghana.

Holbeach Man

Cleveland Man

On 30 August 1981 the body of a 17-30 year old man was found hanging on the edge of a bird sanctuary near the A178 Graythorpe to Seal Sands Road.

Holbeach Man

Forest of Dean Man

On 16 September 1984, two young people (Greg Jones and Fiona Slade, nee Russell) discovered a skeletal set of remains in the Forest of Dean.

Holbeach Man

Durness Man

‘Durness Man’ was found in a white Renault car near Sarsgrum on the southern end of the Kyle of Durness on 29th August 1982.

Holbeach Man

Edinburgh Man

Edinburgh Man was found hanging in Regent Road Gardens, Edinburgh on 22nd December 1987. No fingerprints or DNA were taken and no dental records were held.

Holbeach Man

Beadnell Bay Man

Beadnell Bay Man was found on the rocks at Beadnell Bay in Northumbria on 9th May 1972. He is believed to be between 50 – 60 years of age.

Holbeach Man

Amandla Man

On 14th February 1988, a black African Caribbean male aged 20-30 years was found in the Bristol Channel near Newport.

Kew Bridge Man

Kew Bridge Man

On 10th July 1990, the body of a male aged 25, was found hanging under Kew Railway Bridge in London. He is described as white, European, 175cm (5’8”) tall and on thin build.

North Sea Man

North Sea Man

On 11th July 1994, a male body was found by a Police boat in the North Sea, West of the Island Helgoland. It was brought to the city of Wilhelmshaven in Germany, where an investigation started to identify him and where he was later buried.

Port Logan Woman

Port Logan Woman

The body of a woman was found on the beach at Port Logan in Scotland. Port Logan is a village in a sheltered and sandy bay on the west coast of Galloway’s Rhins. The harbour at Port Logan was one of the locations featured in the film The Vanishing, about the Eilan Mor lighthouse keepers’ disappearance.

River Lune Man

River Lune Man

Over five years ago, a man’s body was found on the salt marshes on the River Lune estuary near to Glasson Dock, Lancashire, England.

Holbeach Man

Glamorgan Man

On 9th December 1979, the skeletal remains of a man were found on a mountainside near Resolven, Glamorgan, Wales. In his possession was a Salvation Testament with the name D Malan and an address in South Africa.

Bakewell Man

Bakewell Man

A man’s body was found in the false roof of some partially constructed flats in Bakewell, Derbyshire in England. It was believed he was diabetic as insulin was found with the body. The man had been dead for approximately 3 weeks.

Dave the Busker

Dave the Busker

On 17th April 2002, a property developer was clearing the garden of a house at 158 Upper Salthill, Galway in Ireland when he found a human skull. Gardaí subsequently found skeletal remains in a shallow grave nearby. They were wrapped in a blue sleeping bag tied with blue nylon twine, including clothing, jewellery, boots and hair ties.

Clifton Suspension Bridge Man

Clifton Suspension Bridge Man

Clifton Suspension Bridge Man Found On: 19th May 1996 On this day, a man’s body was found on the bank of the River Avon in Somerset, England, having fallen from Clifton Suspension Bridge. He was white, of medium build and was thought to be aged 25-35 years old.AboutHe...

Burnside Plantation Man

Burnside Plantation Man

Burnside Plantation Man Found On: 20th December 2010 Burnside Plantation Man was found hanging from a tree, and it is believed he had been there for over a month. A copy of La Republica newspaper was found near the body and till receipts from the London area.AboutThe...

Balmore Man

Balmore Man

Balmore Man Found On: 16th October 2011 Balmore Man was found hanging within a densely wooded area of Golf Club Road in Balmore, near Glasgow in Scotland. It is believed he had been dead for several months as the body was almost skeletal. He is believed to have...

Georgio And Katrina

Georgio And Katrina

Georgio & Katrina Found On: 21st February 1979 Over forty years ago, on the 21st February 1979, a body of a man was found at Porth Minick beach on St.Mary's, the largest of the five inhabited islands that make up the Isles of Scilly. The islands, covered in...