Perranporth: Brother Appeals For Information
14 April 2014, 12:26 | Updated: 14 April 2014, 18:15
Mystery still surrounds the death of Alan Jeal, who's naked body was found on Perranporth beach on 25th February.
The brother of Alan Jeal has appealed to the public for information in an interview which police have released today.
Derek Jeal described Alan as a man who never really went far from Cornwall and as someone who loved the outdoor life, particularly surfing when he was younger in the Polzeath area.
He describes uncertainties in what happened to Alan which are stopping his family from finding any closure surrounding his death.
64-year old Alan Eric Jeal, was found at high tide at 2pm on February 25, on Perranporth beach.
He was only wearing socks and one walking shoe when his body was discovered by a dog walker.
A post-mortem examination found multiple injuries on Mr Jeal's body which are inconsistent with drowning. A sock was found in his mouth; Detective Chief Inspector Dave Thorne, senior investigating officer at Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We can't think of an explanation as to why it would be there and this is one of the reasons we are treating Alan's death as suspicious.'
In the interview Alan's brother Derek, acknowledges that Alan was seen talking with people in Truro on the evening of his disappearance and appeals in particular to anyone who may have spoken to Alan in the Truro area on the evening of Monday 24 February. You can see CCTV footage of Alan in Truro HERE.
Mr Jeal added that it would be tremendous if people with any information would come forward and assist the investigative team.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting police ref. 381 of March 1.