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Richard "Dickie" Hovey was a young man whose body was found in 1968 in Schomberg, Ontario.

He was identified in 2006. A suspect has been publicly named, but the case remains open.


Hovey would move to Toronto from Fredericton sometime in 1966. He would work as a guitarist up until his disappearance in the spring or summer of 1967. Witness reports state that Hovey was last seen getting into a blue Corvair with a "muscular black man".


On May 15, 1968, the remains of Hovey were discovered by a man ploughing a field. He was nude and had been bound with shoelace. It was estimated that he had been dead for several months.


Authorities strongly believe that Hovey had fallen victim to serial killer James Henry Greenidge, but they don't have enough evidence to officially link Greenidge to the crime. Greenidge is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of a woman in Vancouver.

On November 14, 2006, a facial reconstruction was made of Hovey and was broadcasted on television. Friends and family of Hovey would recognize the reconstructions and notify the police. DNA would later be extracted from Hovey's siblings. On December 13, 2006, Hovey was identified through DNA technology and his name would be made public on December 19.