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Body exhumed in new police investigation

The body of Lee Balkwell has been exhumed from a cemetery in Essex

A man's body has been exhumed from a cemetery in Essex as part of a new investigation into his death. The body of Lee Balkwell was found trapped under a cement mixer in Upminster in July 2002.

The original police investigation found his death was accidental. But, last year, the Independent Police Complaints Commission found the inquiry was "seriously flawed".

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Body exhumed from unmarked grave identified

The body was exhumed from an unmarked grave earlier this month.
The body was exhumed from an unmarked grave earlier this month. Credit: ITV Anglia

A body exhumed from an unmarked grave in Milton Keynes has beenidentified.

Police have confirmed the remains are those of missing person Michael Walsh, who was last seen in onChristmas Day 1985.

The body was found in a river the following year and exhumed earlier this month to allow new DNA technology help reveal his identity.

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