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On April 3, 2002, the Toronto Police were called in to investigate a stselection smell coming from the apartment of computer system salesman Michael De Bourcier. They knocked on his door and dubbed his phone, however received no response. They were issued a warrant to investigate and also acquired entry to the apartment. Tbelow they uncovered Michael's body - dead from what showed up to be a heart attack. At 35 years old, Michael was not the typical profile of a heart strike victim. The police took note - even more examination might be essential.

The police searched through Michael's wallet for identification. Tbelow, they discovered a laminated card instructing them to speak to a phone number in the instance of Michael's death. They referred to as the number and discovered themselves speaking to a funeral company. They were told that Michael had actually pre-phelp his own interment precisely one week before he passed away. The police instantly classified the instance as suspicious.


Searching via Michael's personal files, the police found that they were unable to track down any type of of Michael's following of kin. The names and phone numbers of household members noted on his main identification lead to dead ends or disassociated numbers. As they dug deeper into the files, they realized that they couldn't trace any item of identification back better than the year 2000. It was ending up being clear that "Michael De Bourcier" was a fake identity.

After months of examination, the police detectives were unable to deal with the mystery of Michael's true identity. Because 2002, it has actually stayed unresolved - sitting as a cold instance in the Toronto Police case records. The situation of Michael De Bourcier has actually been forgained by everyone. Everyone other than filmmaker Dylan Reibling.


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Filmmaker Dylan Reibling Photo: Chris Katsarov

Dylan was friends through Mike. The 2 of them began functioning together at a small internet startup in 2000. They struck up a friendship quickly, bonding over their comparable backgrounds as small-town boys living in a large city. When the police dubbed Dylan up to break the news of Mike's death, no one was more shocked to find that Mike had been living under a fake identification. Dylan compiled as a lot information for the police as feasible to aid them find Mike's real identity - however their search turned up nothing. For months, Dylan grappled with the sudden loss of his friends as well as his feelings of betrayal at his friend's deception. In time, Dylan had the ability to come to terms via Mike's deception and put his memory to rest. At least for a while.

Ten years later on, the memory of Mike discovered its way back into Dylan's life. Going via some old boxes in 2012, Dylan came throughout the file he had actually compiled on Michael De Bourcier. All of his memories of Mike came flooding back. He checked in through the police and also found that the police detective in charge of Mike's instance had actually reworn down and also Mike's file had actually been abandoned, still unresolved. Having spent the last decade functioning as a documentary filmmaker, Dylan felt he now had some of the sources and skills necessary to pursue the truth.


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Detective Dave Perry Photo: ISN

Looking for Mike catches up through Dylan and his examination into his friend's true identity. Dylan hires exclusive investigator Dave Perry to assist him take the instance to the next level. Dave is a reexhausted Toronto Police homicide detective with a formidable record of high profile cases with the Toronto Police.Looking For Mike explores the nature of appearances and also what it implies to really recognize someone.

The shocking revelations that came out after Mike's death had actually a damaging influence on those approximately him. His friends and co-workers started second-guessing themselves – parsing with eextremely little bit detail they knew about Mike and trying to number out who “Michael De Bourcier” really was. Friends With Mike adheres to Dylan as he pieces together a portrait of a man who didn't desire to be recognized. 

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