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A man has appeared before magistrates charged with murdering a 45-year-old man whose body was found in the River Taff.
Gareth Wyn Jones, 28, who had been living at a homeless shelter in Cardiff, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning accused of murdering David Alun Lewis.
The body of Mr Lewis, from Ystrad Mynach, was discovered in the River Taff in Grangetown last Wednesday evening.
Jones was remanded in custody to appear at Cardiff Crown Court at a later date.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward, after a 28 year-old man was charged with the murder of David Alun Lewis.
Mr Lewis' body was discovered partially submerged in the River Taff in Cardiff on Wednesday night.
He was last seen on CCTV at approximately 7.45pm on Wednesday walking along Penarth Road near the Big Yellow Storage opposite the BMW garage, wearing light blue jeans, a navy anorak style jacket, and a light coloured baseball cap with the wording ‘cross hatch’.
A 28-year-old man has been charged with the murder after the body of David Alun Lewis, 45, was found in the River Taff in Cardiff.
He will appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Police say David Alun Lewis lived with his parents in Ystrad Mynach, but would sometimes visit Cardiff and stay at the Huggard Centre.
His parents have paid tribute to him:
The last known sighting of Mr Lewis was around 7.45pm on Wednesday walking along Penarth Road near the Big Yellow Storage opposite a BMW garage.
Police are still appealing for witnesses, and say they want to speak to anyone who was near the Taff Embankment between 7.45pm and 11.45pm on Wednesday.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a man's body partly submerged in the River Taff in Grangetown, Cardiff.
The dead man has been named as David Alun Lewis, 45, from Ystrad Mynach.
Police were alerted by an anonymous call made just before midnight on Wednesday from a phone kiosk on Clare Road, Grangetown.
A post mortem examination is continuing to find the cause of Mr Lewis' death.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in the River Taff, in Cardiff. Police were alerted to the incident by an anonymous call made just before midnight on Wednesday, March 19, from a phone kiosk on Clare Road, Grangetown.
Police are investigating the 'suspicious' death of a man whose body was found, partially submerged, in the River Taff in Cardiff.
They were alerted after an anonymous call from a phone box in Grangetown. They say he may have suffered a head injury.
In a separate incident a man has died after a fire in a bungalow in the Glenfields area of Caerphilly.
It broke out shortly after 7 last night.
The man was taken to hospital where he later died. An investigation is underway.