Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Police appeal for information on 'suspicious' death

The Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) has appealed to the public for any information relating to the death of a man whose badly decomposed body was found in a first floor flat in Ocean Heights on Monday.

The move came as the RGP confirmed that it was treating the death as suspicious at this stage in its investigation.

Yesterday, officers were posted on guard outside the door to the flat and at the mortuary in the hospital.

“The Criminal Investigation Department of the RGP can confirm that they are investigating the death of a 40-year old male who was found within his residence at Ocean Heights on Monday afternoon in circumstances which are deemed to be suspicious at this early stage of the investigation,” the RGP said in a statement.

A Home Office pathologist will be travelling to Gibraltar from the UK to carry out a post mortem on Thursday, a usual response in this type of case. The man’s next of kin are also travelling to Gibraltar from the UK. His identity has not been released pending their arrival and formal identification procedures.

“An incident room has been set up at New Mole House police station and the public are asked to ring 75465 or the control room on 72500 if they have any information concerning the investigation,” the RGP statement added. “Further information will be released in due course.”

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