The Miscou Island John Doe was found by crab fishermen in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, close to Miscou Island, approximately 60km from the coast of New Brunswick. Due to the Gulf currents, his remains likely came from the St. Lawrence River, indicating that he may have died in south-eastern Quebec or the Gaspé Peninsula region.
He is believed to have been a white male (possibly with central or eastern European ancestry), between 30 - 50 years old, with short brown hair, possibly hazel eyes, and a muscular build. It appeared that he had a broken nose, which may have left it crooked. He had a 6 unit bridge in the upper-left portion of his mouth with two false teeth, 1/2 gold and 1/2 porcelain ; it is believed to have been made in North America, and would have been expensive dental work. He also had regular fillings on his lower jaw.
He was found with no clothing, which police found suspicious. He had no tattoos, scars, or other identifiable markings. With no leads as to his identity, the man was buried in a cemetery on New Brunswick's Acadian peninsula, under a white cross bearing the name Joseph.