Calgary police hope rings lead to tips on the ID of remains found in Ogden

The remains were discovered in August, beneath an Ogden-area overpass

Calgary police are releasing images of rings found with remains discovered in Ogden in August. COURTESY CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

Calgary police are looking for the public’s help to identify human remains found earlier this year.

Police were made aware of the discovery in Ogden on Aug. 22, under the overpass at 50 Avenue SE and Ogden Road. Police said the remains had significantly decomposed and no ID was found.

Traditional attempts to ID the remains have failed, police said. Calgary police believe that given the circumstances of the discovery and evidence recovered at the scene, the victim was likely homeless.

Police are releasing images of three rings located on the man with the hope that someone recognizes them.

“We know that there may be family and friends of this man who have been trying to find him,” said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta of the CPS Homicide Unit.

“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 on the rings, or the case, is asked to call the Calgary police at 403-266-1234.

Police said that if the release of these photos causes anyone who may have known the victim to have difficultly processing the emotions, people can call the Distress Centre anytime at 403-266-HELP(4357), or our Victim Assistance Support Team during weekday hours at 403-428-8398 or toll-free 1-888-327-7828.

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