Police have released a new artist’s impression of a man who was found dead in a field on the outskirts of Canterbury and are renewing their appeal for help in identifying him. The man’s body was discovered by a member of the public on land close to Hollow Lane, near the A2 crossover, on Friday 3rd February. A post-mortem examination found his death was a result of natural causes. Enquiries have been carried out to ensure he has not been reported missing elsewhere in the UK and forensic testing has also been completed, however officers have not yet been able to identify him.
Detective Sergeant Gary Stamp said ‘We would like to thank everyone who has been in touch with information about this case already. A forensic artist has digitally re-constructed of the man and we are hoping that this image might be recognisable to those who knew him.’
The man is described as white and in his mid-50s to late-60s. He had short white hair and a short white beard. He was of a slim build and between 5ft 5in and 5ft 6in tall. Found with him was a small black suitcase, described as a ‘cabin case’, which contained toiletries and clothes, a book – ‘Clinical Theology: A Theological and Psychological Basis to Clinical Pastoral Care’ by Frank Lake and an unregistered Oyster card. Anyone who recognises the man or has any information is asked to contact Kent Police on 101.