UPDATE: The unidentified man who was found dead aboard a B.C. ferry on February 19 has been determined to be Ray Nelson, aged 56, of Port Alberni.
The BC Coroners Service has provided some photos of a man in the hopes someone will know him and help to identify him.
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The man was found dead on board a BC Ferries vessel on Feb. 19.
He was seen walking around the Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and talking to people for about an hour before the last sailing. He then boarded the ferry for Horseshoe Bay as a foot passenger shortly before it departed at 9 p.m. The man was later found collapsed on the upper car deck, and could not be resuscitated.
The Coroners Service and West Vancouver Police say there is no evidence of foul play in his death.
The man is Caucasian and is estimated to be between 50 and 60 years old. He had light blue-green eyes and a fair complexion, with light brown hair in a ‘buzz-cut’ style. He was 178 cm. (5 ft., 10 in.) tall and weighed 72 kilograms (160 pounds).
He also had the following tattoos:
- Large wolf-like animal with bared teeth, right forearm.Celtic band, right upper arm.“Thumper” rabbit, right pelvic area.
He was wearing glasses, a black-and-white checked shirt over a light-weight black jacket, jeans, and black Nike shoes with a fluorescent green/yellow swoosh. He did not have any luggage.
Anyone with information which may help identify this man is asked to call:
* Coroner Lisa Graham at 604 660-2556
* West Vancouver Police Sergeant Anne Mason at 604 925-7316
* West Vancouver Police non-emergency number at 604 925-7300