Search

Final appeal to identify man drowned in Stratford in 2009

14:47 09 May 2014

A computer generated image of the drowned man

A computer generated image of the drowned man

Archant

Police are making a final appeal to determine the identity of a man found drowned in Stratford in 2009.

The man, who had been in the water for a matter of hours, was found with no injuries to his body and he had no form of identification on him.

A post mortem conducted in December 2009 gave the cause of death as drowning.

Today police re-released a computer generated image of his face before he is laid to rest.

Detective Sergeant Gerard Healy, of Newham Police, said: “Newham officers continue to work tirelessly to ascertain this man’s identity via numerous media appeals and exhaustive lines of enquiry, some international which have extended as far as Australia.

“We remain hopeful this further appeal containing a computer generated image of the man, will lead to his identification.”

The deceased body of the man was discovered on December 12, 2009 by a member of the public in the River Lea near the High Street junction with Abbey Lane, Stratford.

The death was initially treated as unexplained and following further enquiries it was deemed non-suspicious.

During the course of the investigation an artist’s impression of the man was created and a photograph of a T-shirt he was wearing was released.

The man is described as white, aged between 40 and 50 years old, around 5ft 9ins (175CM) tall, 86KG in weight and of medium build.

He had blue eyes, collar length black/greying hair (receding on top) and he was unshaven.

There are no tattoos on his body, although the man has two, one-centimeter, surgical scars on the front of the left knee and two piercings in the left ear.

He was dressed in a white ‘Urban Spirit’ t-shirt with the number ‘37’ on the front, a blue ‘Originals’ jumper, black ‘Urban Spirit’ jeans in a size 30, white socks and a pair of size nine black ‘Groundwork’ safety boots.

A dental examination has revealed dental procedures that are typical of those carried out in the NHS and toxicology results showed he was taking medication usually prescribed for depression.

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room at Newham on 0208 217 5728.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

A Custom House man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £1million worth of cocaine into the country.

A cat rests after receiving surgery at Celia Hammond Animal Trust clinic

Poorly pooches and off-colour cats are all part of the day job for Celia Hammond and her team.

London
11:37
Imaginative work of Madge Gill

Historical items deemed to have “limited value” to the borough could be sold off.

Yesterday, 19:00
Penny Mordaunt MP at the site of a new development in Silvertown with Project Director Phil Wade and Deputy Mayor of London Richard Blakeway

More than a century after it was built, Millennium Mills is set to be brought back to life in a multi-million pound project.

Newham Council

Most read news

Decisions about if the controversial shale gas extraction be allowed have been delayed.

We asked the question, but the results may surprise you.

The iPhone maker has broken financial records, and we’ve got the eye-watering numbers to prove it.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder