Wetsuit and sketch on graphic new missing people website could hold key to historic riddles
Wetsuit of diver found
dead in October 1992
Pictures of a wetsuit and the body of a man who jumped from
Dover cliffs have been published for the first time in a bid to let
families identify dead relatives.
Two-dozen people missing from Kent are listed on the Missing
Persons Bureau website - some of whom went missing as far back as
Now the police organisation has added pictures of unidentified
bodies and their possessions to help identity the mystery
The new website features
pictures of bodies, but images deemed distressing are marked with a
warning - and readers need to confirm they want to view them.
One picture shows the wetsuit of a dead diver believed to
have been in the Channel for several months.
The male diver was recovered by a passing ship and brought
ashore at Dover on October 3, 1992.
His body was so badly decomposed that investigators could only
put his age at between 16 and 60.
The diver was wearing a black wetsuit (pictured top) with black
and cream flippers.
He was described as white, of medium build and between 5ft 5in
and 5ft 8in.
Another picture - which KentOnline has decided not to
publish - shows the body of a man found at the bottom of
Shakespeare Cliffs in Dover on October 7, 1980.
A sketch of what he looked like (pictured left) is also
published in a bid to identify him.
The white man, believed to be 30 to 45, was 6ft 6in and
described as thin.
He had dark brown hair, was clean shaven and had a
distinguishing mark on his finger. Nicotine-stained fingers
suggested he was a smoker.
The man wore a beige zip-up jacket, v-neck jumper, grey trousers
and a brown belt.
The Missing Persons Bureau
website, part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, allows the
families of missing people to search for their loves ones.
People are able to search the site, which will also be used to
trace living people, and details passed to the police.
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