A Kelowna woman learned her missing father had died after seeing a news article with images of his clothing and the chest tattoo of her name.
Surrey RCMP released the images on April 25 in hopes of identifying the John Doe who had been found in a wooded area in Cloverdale.
“This is my father, Mike Lucchetta (Legal name Lee Timothy Lucchetta). I am his daughter, Angelica Lucchetta,” she wrote in a comment on a Glacier Media article. “This is heartbreaking.”
Surrey RCMP say they have yet to confirm if the deceased man is indeed Lucchetta.
“I can tell you that investigators have received information which includes a possible identity of the remains; however, it has not been confirmed,” says Cpl. Vanessa Munn.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the human remains discovered in Surrey, B.C. back in February. Despite the lack of evidence indicating criminal activity in the man’s death, authorities have not been able to link the body, found in the Clayton neighbourhood, to any missing persons cases.
In a news release on Tuesday, the RCMP stated that the man was discovered in an empty lot located in the 19100 block of the Fraser Highway, wearing a tattered blue baseball cap, blue denim jeans, black Globe skate shoes, a white short-sleeve T-shirt, and a blue Cheetah steel wristwatch. The man is believed to have been between 20 and 50 years old, approximately five feet nine inches tall, and had short black hair. Additionally, he had a cursive lettering “Angela” tattoo on his upper left chest, a red and green sleeve on his right shoulder, and a surgical plate on his right ulna bone.
Cpl. Vanessa Munn, in the RCMP release, stated that “We are hoping that someone will recognize the distinct tattoo or clothing and be able to help identify this person.” The detachment is requesting that anyone with information on the deceased contact them at 604-599-0502.