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Police release final images of murdered man

Sam Mechelewski pictured hours before he was murdered

Detectives investigating a murder in Huntingdon have released CCTV images of the victim hours before his death.

20 year old Sam Mechelewski, was captured on CCTV at a branch of Sainsbury’s in St Germain Walk, Huntingdon, shortly before 8pm on 31 January.

His body was found by a member of the public at about 1pm the following day (1 February) in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sam after the sighting of him in Sainsbury’s.

House-to-house enquires have taken place close to where Sam’s body was discovered and extensive searches have taken place in the park.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop said:

A week after the discovery of Sam’s body we are again appealing to anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.

If you recognise Sam from the CCTV image and saw him on the evening of 31 January please get in touch.

You may feel that information you have is insignificant, but it might help us piece together Sam’s movements in the final hours of his life. I would like to emphasise again that I believe this was a targeted attack, but one that sadly resulted in the death of a young man.”

– DCI Adam Gallop, Cambs Police
Murder victim Sam Mechelewski

Sam's family have also issued a statement paying tribute to him

The killing of our son at 20 years of age, when he had his whole life ahead of him is devastating. Please if you have any information no matter how insignificant you think it may be please contact the Police.

– Sam Mechelewski's family tribute