Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fresh appeal over body found in Southampton stream

Detectives investigating the discovery of a man's body in a Southampton stream have not yet ruled out the possibility his death may be suspicious.

The man was found by a dog walker on Tuesday night in woodland off Coxford Road, Lordshill. Police believe the body had been there a few days.

He has been described as aged 24 to 50, of athletic build, 6ft 5in (1.95m) with brown hair. His left ear was pierced.

Post-mortem tests proved inconclusive and further tests are under way.

Purple T-shirt

Det Ch Insp Dave Powell said: "We also have no idea who he is. He had no identification on him and no-one has been reported missing to us at this stage who fits his description.

"We can't rule out that his death may be suspicious, equally it may not be.

"We need to establish exactly what happened to lead to his death."

At the time the man was discovered, he was wearing an extra large size purple round-neck T-shirt and dark blue trousers.

He was also wearing Asics Gel trainers, a spokesman said.

He added: "I am now appealing for anyone who thinks they may know who he is or has any other information that may help us with this investigation to get in contact with us."

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