Post-mortem carried out on exhumed body

A post-mortem has been carried out on a body which was exhumed more than 10 years after being found in a cement mixer on a farm in Essex.

An original police investigation concluded Lee Balkwell's death was an accident but the 33-year-old's family has always maintained he was killed.

A new post-mortem has now been carried out on Lee's body and he was reburied at 7am today.

Detective Inspector Janine Farrell, said: "We will now await the full post-mortem report and will then be assessing the results to see how they can help inform the next steps in our investigation.

"Our enquiries are continuing and we remain open to all hypotheses regarding Lee’s death and if anyone has any information regarding the death of Lee Balkwell, no matter how trivial they consider it, even after all this time, they should contact my team on 01634 884033."

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Cement death man exhumed

The body of Lee Balkwell who died in a cement mixer in Essex is to be exhumed.