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Police Seeking Identity of Deceased Man in His 70s

January 12, 2016 9:50 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are hoping members of the public can help identify a deceased man in his 70s.

The man was taken to a Winnipeg hospital earlier this month, where he later died. The matter isn’t being considered criminal in nature and no foul play is suspected.

Efforts to notify the man’s next of kin have been unsuccessful.

Police say the deceased may be known by acquaintances as “Ron Foster” and/or “Edgar Brown.”

At the time of his death, the man was living on Selkirk Avenue, and also lived at residences on Ellice Avenue and Furby Street in Winnipeg in the past.

Police say they believe the man moved to Canada in the 1970s from Jamaica and spent most of his time living in Winnipeg. He may have family living in Winnipeg, Jamaica and the  greater Toronto area.

While living in Winnipeg, he worked as a self-employed handyman.

He is described as a black man, approximately 5’4,” 109 lbs., black short curly hair with grey streaks and unshaven.

Anyone with information on who the individual may be is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-4510.