2012 Cochrane John Doe

Cochrane John Doe was a man whose partial remains were found on October 13th, 2012 by children playing near the vicinity of Highway 22 and Township Road 252 near Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. It was reported that the children had found only the skull, but it is unknown whether other bones were found later at the scene. It is believed that the remains had been decomposing there for less than a year before they were found. No clothing or jewelry was recovered. His skull showed signs of a previous broken nose that had healed, and medical examiners were able to get full dental records, DNA samples, as well as a 3-D representation of how John Doe would have likely appeared while alive.

The Calgary medical examiner has determined the remains belong to a white male between the ages of 20 and 60. Yet other reports claim he is between 18-30, which looks more accurate. He almost looks like he may of been a ginger. He once had a broken nose that had healed. RCMP say the remains had been decomposing for less than a year, before Oct. 13, 2012.

Children playing outside their home, just south of town, came across what locals describe as a human head around 10:50 a.m. MT.


There was one point that the RCMP thought the remains were those of missing at the time Ryan Lane. But it was proven not to be when he was discovered somewhere else.

In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, RCMP are unable to comment on the state of decomposition or the particulars of the found human remains.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP tip line at: (403) 699-2709, the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).








The teeth indicate he may of been a drug user.