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Michael Dunahee DNA Test On Canucks Forum User Negative

09/09/2013 03:04 EDT
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The DNA of the man who posted to a Canucks users forum that he may be Michael Dunahee has been tested and he is not in fact the Victoria schoolboy who went missing in March 1991.

Victoria Police confirmed the test results in a press release Monday, adding that they have been in touch with the Dunahee family and the man involved to notify them of the outcome.

News of the investigation came to light in July, when a 26-year-old Canucks forum user calling himself "Canuckels" posted online that he had been contacted by police.

The man posted a picture of himself and talked at some length about his background, according to Vancity Buzz, who quoted the original posts.

"I don’t know what to think, part of me thinks it could be but others don’t," Canuckels wrote. "I just want them to take my DNA and figure this out, think about this for a second, you second guess everything in a short period of time this is really tough…"

The thread was taken down by forum moderators concerned for the man's privacy.

Dunahee went missing from the school playground at Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria, B.C., sparking one of the biggest investigations in Canadian history. The boy was four-years-old at the time of his disappearance.

Media widely reported his disappearance in Canada and the United States, resulting in at least 11,000 tips.

Over the years, police have released a number of composite sketches to show what the blond-haired, blue-eyed boy might look like as a teen and young adult.

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