Family pay tribute to East Ham man discovered dead in caravan

Samuel Garcia, 26, from East Ham, found dead in a caravan in Essex on Monday.

Samuel Garcia, 26, from East Ham, found dead in a caravan in Essex on Monday. - Credit: Archant

The family of a man found dead in a caravan have paid tribute to their “hard-working” and “humourous” son.

The body of Sam Garcia, 26, from Brookes Avenue, East Ham, was discovered by paramedics at about 4am on Monday after reports that a man was seriously ill inside a caravan off Clock House Road, Little Burstead, Essex.

Sam’s family, who live outside east London, paid tribute to their son in a statement yesterday.

They said: “Samuel Joseph Garcia, beloved son, brother, grandson and friend. A hard-working, humorous, loyal, and loving man. Loved and missed forever.”

Detectives have opened a homicide investigation.

Two men aged 29 and 30, both from Canning Town, a 34-year-old woman from East Ham, and a 69-year-old man from Billericay, Essex, have been questioned at separate police stations in south Essex.

The Bilericay man has now been released without charge and the others been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at Brentwood’s Major Investigation Team on 101 by email on or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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