Deep River John Doe
Sex Male
Race White
Location Deep River, Ontario
Found September 5, 2001
Unidentified for 17 years
Postmortem interval 2 to 3 days
Body condition Recognizable face
Age approximation 28 to 40
Height approximation 5'3 - 5'4
Weight approximation 130 pounds
Cause of death Caffeine overdose

Deep River John Doe was found deceased on a bench in an outhouse on a cross country ski trail in the Laurentian Hills, near Deep River, Ontario.


John Doe was found in an outhouse outside of a locked ski cabin owned by the Deep River Cross Country Ski Club. He had likely been hiking for several miles, as there are no vehicle-accessible roads nearby and no other means of transportation were found in the area. He was well-tanned, and his face was recently sunburned.

His cause of death was determined to be a result of stimulant overdose, likely caused by an overuse of caffeine and weight loss pills. He may have did this as a suicide, or he was purposely killed through drugs.

He had a blue nylon Eagle Creek knapsack which contained:

  • Candle lantern
  • Mini-mag flashlight
  • Water container
  • Matches ; matchbooks from Sheraton Hotel, W Hotels (American chain), and the Barclay Hotel in Vancouver
  • Levi’s pocket watch with a blue face and a built in compass
  • Luggage tag sticker from a Costa Rican domestic airline
  • Plastic laundry bag from Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto
  • Two protein bars from a G.N.C. store, more than likely from the States
  • Empty bottle of Rapid Fat Loss pills
  • Empty bottle of Caffeine pills
  • White tube of Acnomel acne cream. 

He wore prescription glasses for nearsightedness that had a copper Koh Sakai frame and reflective coating on the lenses. He also wore a ring on his right pinky finger composed of silver, aluminum, and stainless steel, with an aquamarine stone.

Physical Description

  • Short stature (5'3 - 5'4)
  • Slim build, in good physical condition
  • Brown hair, blue eyes
  • Good dental hygiene
  • No tattoos or scars
  • Nearsighted, wore glasses


  • Black Fundamentals t-shirt, size medium
  • Dark blue, long-sleeved cotton shirt
  • Blue jeans, Pepe brand, size 30 with a button-fly
  • Black leather Calvin Klein belt
  • Black Replay running shoes, size small, fairly worn
  • Black cotton Jockey shorts
  • Grey Triathalon socks


  • He may have been depressed
  • He could be Paul Winston ByrneRule Out


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