Do You Recognise This Man?
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Do you recognise this man? Hampshire Police have asked us all to please take a look at this image. Does it remind you of someone you once knew?
They have released the image as part of their enquiries to identify a man whose remains were found in a disused barn in Micheldever in December 2017.
Officers were searching the building as part of an unrelated incident. As well as the remains, they found items such as a sleeping bag, a Winchester street atlas and various pieces of clothing.
A post mortem examination showed no sign of assault or restraint, and the death is being treated as non-suspicious.
It’s thought the body had been in the barn for at least a year before being discovered.
The police have followed various lines of enquiry to find out who this man is, including DNA testing, fingerprint analysis on items founds in the barn, dental examinations and checking people reported missing in Hampshire and other force areas.
So far, the man has not been identified.
Following various scientific tests, they believe the man was white, middle aged or older, around 5ft 6ins tall, short, fair brown hair and that he had a narrow face with an overbite.
They have now released this facial reconstruction image, produced by experts at the University of Dundee.
Images of some of the items that were found in the barn have also been released, including the street atlas that contained some handwriting.
Detective Constable Clare Hughes gave us more details: “Our priority is to identify this man, make contact with those who knew him and give them some degree of closure.
“We believe that the man had been sleeping rough in the barn, and was possibly following the railway line to walk to or from Winchester.
“We have a DNA profile of the man, but we have had no matches for other missing people in the UK, where DNA is available.
“Someone must know this man. Perhaps you recognise the face? Is the clothing familiar? Does it remind you of someone you have not seen for some time?
“I am urging people to have a good look at the images and the information we have and tell us if you think you can help our investigation.”
Anyone with information should call them on 101, quoting the reference number 44170467777.