Calgary police unable to identify body but say 'unique' rings may help with recognition

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Calgary police have released pictures of three unique rings located on a deceased man in hopes someone will recognize them and be able to identify the body.  (Calgary Police Service - image credit)
Calgary police have released pictures of three unique rings located on a deceased man in hopes someone will recognize them and be able to identify the body. (Calgary Police Service - image credit)

Calgary police are asking for the public's help after being unable to identify a body located under a southeast overpass this summer.

Police say they were called on Aug. 22 to an overpass in the area of 50 Avenue S.E. and Ogden Road S.E. for a report of human remains.

However, the body had decomposed significantly, and no identification was found.

Investigators said in a release Wednesday they have been unable to identify the individual, but that they're believed to be male and likely homeless.

All traditional identification attempts have since failed, but officers did find three unique rings located on the man.

Police have released images of the rings, and hope that someone may recognize them.

They also have provided descriptions of each one:

  • The first ring is oval-shaped with a large oval turquoise stone.

  • The second ring is rectangular-shaped with three small diamonds inlaid on the face.

  • The third ring is a dark braided band with a small white stone in the centre.

"We know that there may be family and friends of this man who have been trying to find him," said Sgt. Martin Schiavetta in a release.

"The rings this man was found with are extremely distinct, and it's likely there is someone out there who will recall seeing them and can help us find closure to this case."

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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