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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

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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.

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