Missing Person

Date Last Seen: 1981-10-17
Lake Winnipeg, MB (near Berens River)
Age at Disappearance: 28
Year of Birth: 1953
Race: Aboriginal
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177.8cm)
Weight: 153lbs (69.40kgs)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: Unknown
Clothing Worn at time of disappearance: Green & brown gloves, blue & black parka style jacket, black rubber boots
File #: 1981-2295
Agency: RCMP
Additional Information:
On October 17, 1981 John SANDERSON was with some friends in Berens River, Manitoba. He left in a 22' boat heading for Jackhead, Manitoba. Friends tried to stop him from leaving due to the high winds but he left anyway. On October 19, 1981 the boat that he had taken was found upside down and partly submerged near the shore of Pigeon Point. Gas cans that had been in the boat were also located. Searches were done by air and by water but the body of SANDERSON was never found. John SANDERSON is presumed dead due to drowning.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of this person please contact:

the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) or,

Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)