Winnipeg Police Service is asking for help from the public in identifying a young man who passed away earlier this summer and who could be from the rural area.

In the early morning hours of August 5th, emergency services responded to a McDonald's on Main Street in Winnipeg to check the well-being of a male whose behaviour concerned a passerby. He was subsequently transported to hospital in critical condition.

Today, police have indicated that the young man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s has passed away. And, attempts to identify him or find his family have so far been unsuccessful. Winnipeg Police Service say it is possible that the unidentified man was visiting from outside the Winnipeg area.

According to police, the death is not believed to be the result of foul play. The investigation has revealed that on August 5th at 12:34 am, the male boarded a Winnipeg Transit bus in the area of McPhillips Street and Mountain Avenue. He rode the bus for about 10 minutes before disembarking at Main Street and Mountain Avenue. He then walked to a nearby McDonald's restaurant, where he remained until approximately 1:22 am when the Winnipeg Police Service received a call from an individual concerned about his well-being. Emergency services arrived soon after, located the male and administered emergency medical care before he was transported to hospital.

The male did not have any personal belongings but wore black pants and a pair of size 11 US Nike Air Jordan shoes, coloured black with red and purple accents. He is 6'0" tall and weighed 160 lbs with no tattoos or piercings. In addition, his teeth have no distinctive features with none missing.

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Detectives have attempted to identify the deceased through numerous investigative avenues, including fingerprinting and missing person reports, as well as sharing information with community-based groups and law enforcement agencies, but have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about this male is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219.