Cartierville John Doe
Sex Male
Race White
Location Cartierville, Quebec
Found March 1, 1991
Unidentified for 29 years
Postmortem interval Recent
Body condition Traumatic injuries
Age approximation 30-49
Height approximation 5'2" - 5'3"
Weight approximation 99 - 117 pounds
Cause of death Stabbing
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Cartierville John Doe was a male whose remains were discovered in Parc Louisbourg in the Cartierville suburb of northern Montreal, on March 1, 1991.


He had been stabbed a total of 127 times to various parts of his body, including his face and genitals, leaving him completely disfigured. The killer had then cut off his hands (possibly to prevent fingerprint identification) and put him in a box wrapped in garbage bags. This box had been taken to the city dump, where someone noticed blood and contacted police.

As there was no snow on the box, the police suspected that the body had not been there for a long period of time.

The extensive damage to the man indicates a probable crime of passion, and organized crime involvement has not been ruled out.


  • Brown hair.
  • A beard that grew in an unusual circular pattern.
  • Mustache.
  • Vaccination scar on right arm.


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