Man on Mountain Mystery

LOCATE INTERNATIONAL seeks help in trying to solve a 40 year old mystery.

In December 1979 the skeletal remains of a man were found on the mountainside near Resolven, South Wales
The man is believed to have been born between the World Wars and was therefore aged between 40 and 60 at the time of his death.  He was white with short grey hair, and of stocky build. He would have walked with a limp as his right leg was fused at the knee and he would not have been able to bend it.

Several items were found with the man. Although no return ticket was traced, he had British Airways timetables for 1978. On one were hand-written notes indicating that he was planning a return flight from London to Johannesburg and then an onward internal flight to Durban. He also had a Salvation Testament with the name ‘D Malan’ and the address PO Box Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa on the flyleaf.  Enquiries in the Randburg area have drawn a blank. A commemorative bookmark for a Christian mission conducted in King Williamstown by ‘Rhodes Varsity Trekkers’ which was held at Easter (April 9 -17) 1960 was also found.

Does anyone remember a visitor to Resolven , maybe to your chapel, or someone who may have stayed in local B&B, used a taxi firm in 1978 or 1979 and whom you did not see again? If you have any information, please contact to help us solve the mystery of the man on the mountain.