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E-fit appeal to identify man found dead in Avonmouth

Can you help us identify this man?

Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body was found submerged in water in Avonmouth earlier this month have released an E-fit of him.

Officers have generated the image in an effort to identify the man who was found by a dog walker off an access road near to Boundary Road on Sunday 8 March.

Checks made against missing person reports and using the DNA database have so far proved unsuccessful in establishing who he was.

A forensic post mortem examination was conducted following the discovery of the body and found no obvious signs of injury.

And while the cause of death is inconclusive pending further tests, the death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “We’re in the terribly sad position of not being able to inform this man’s next of kin he has passed away.

“We continue to investigate the circumstances which led to the man’s death but our priority is to establish his identity so we can inform his loved ones.

“Tragically, we’ve not had any reports locally of anyone missing the man’s description and other forensic enquiries have also not helped confirm who he was.

“Do you know who the man in the E-Fit is?

“Did you see him in the Boundary Road area of Avonmouth at the start of this month?

“Or do you have any friends or acquaintances who might look like the man who you haven’t seen for a while and are perhaps concerned about?

“Please, if you can help us identify the man so we can tell his family, contact us as soon as you can.”

Anyone with information is asked to submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal which can be accessed here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/5220A33-PO1