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Mystery of man who washed up on beach with gold ring remains unsolved

By T.K. Randall
June 22, 2024 · Comment icon 0 comments

Who was the mystery man ? Image Credit: Pixabay / Lukas_Rychvalsky
Back in 1979, the body of an unidentified man washed up on the shores of the UK, sparking a decades-long mystery.
The unknown man's body was discovered on February 21st of that year along Porth Minick beach on the Isles of Scilly - a small archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall, England.

Investigators determined that the man - described as 5ft 4 with dark brown, greying hair - was around 40 to 60 years old when he died and had been in the water for around four months.

He wore a blue-and-white short-sleeved shirt and a woollen Eltex vest.

On one of his fingers was a curious gold ring which bore the inscription: "Georgio and Katrina 1956".

At the time, nobody was able to determine who the man was and the case would remain unsolved for many decades.
In 2020, however, non-profit organization Locate International decided to reopen the case in an effort to solve the mystery once and for all.

Their investigation focused on the idea that Georgio had been a crew member aboard one of two Greek vessels that had been involved in shipping disasters at around the time his body was discovered.

Sadly, though, despite the team's best efforts, no definitive match could be found.

"We can't help but wonder - when did Georgio and Katrina first lock eyes ?" said communicators director Freya Couzens. "What unfolded in the pages of their love story that lead to such a tragic ending ?"

"Was it a love forbidden, or one of life's genuine love stories ?"

"For us, we believe this is so much more than just a case; it's likely a true love story that ended prematurely. We desperately want to find the pieces of the puzzle to learn more about who Georgio and Katrina were, and unravel the mystery surrounding their life."

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