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Death of man found in Avonmouth by dog walker no longer suspicious

The death of a man whose body was found submerged in water by a dog walker in Avonmouth is no longer being treated as suspicious.

A murder investigation had initially been launched after the discovery, but following a post mortem - where pathologists found no obvious signs of injury - police say they no longer suspect third party involvement.

There’s still more work for us to do to establish who this man was and what his movements were prior to his death but due to the post-mortem examination results and items found at the scene, we no longer believe there was any third party involved in his death.

– Det Supt Julie Mackay
Credit: Bristol Post

The man's body was found by a member of the public walking in open land close to Boundary Road at 5:30pm on Sunday 8 March.

Although he has not been identified, the man was black and in his late teens or early twenties.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

We have no more detail about his identity. We’re carrying out further forensic and DNA enquiries and we’re checking all our missing person reports to try and identify the man as soon as possible, with the priority being to inform his next of kin.

I’d like to thank everyone who’s come forward with information so far but we still need the public’s help

– Det Supt Julie Mackay