Did you know murder victim?

PUBLISHED: 13:59 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:49 15 June 2010

DETECTIVES in Warwickshire are appealing for help to identify a murder victim.

DETECTIVES in Warwickshire are appealing for help - to identify a murder victim.The body of a severely burnt man was found at the side of the M45, in Warwickshire, on Tuesday, December 30.So far, the body has not been identified.Police have released Computerised Topography (CT) scanned images of the victim's face, in a bid to identify him.The man had sustained substantial injuries to his head and was dead prior to his body being deposited at the side of the M45, where it was set on fire.The CT images, taken during a post portem examination, show the man's face and profile but do not show skin tone or colour or facial hair. The man's ethnicity remains unknown but the CT image does show he had a distinctively shaped nose and slightly protruding front teeth. He is also believed to have had extended sideburns or a full beard, which was dark but greying. He is believed to have had longish wispy hair and was between 5ft 2inches and 5ft 6inches tall. The victim is thought to be aged between 45 and 75.Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: "Who have you not received a text from this New Year's Eve? "Who have you not spoken to? Who did not turn up for work? Who did you not hear from that you expected to at the start of 2009 that matches the description we have given?"This man sustained substantial head injuries before being dumped by the side of a motorway and set on fire. "We need to idenfy who he is and his closest family and friends."We also want to hear from anyone who was driving along the M45 motorway on Tuesday, December 30, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, who may have seen anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, such as a car stopped on the hard shoulder."Do you know this man?If you do, Warwickshire Police need to speak to you urgently. Call (01926) 415789 or email incidentroom@warwickshire.police.uk


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