Police Name Man Found Dead In Bishop's Stortford
7 April 2014, 14:33 | Updated: 7 April 2014, 14:55
Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the movements of a man who was found dead in Bishop’s Stortford in the early hours of Sunday (6th April).
Although the man has not been formally identified yet, he is believed to be Charles Goodwin, aged 36 years old and from Bishop’s Stortford. Detectives are releasing his name in order to help trace his movements in the 24 hours before his death.
He was found by police in undergrowth close to London Road following a report of concerns for welfare.
It is believed that Charles was driving a silver Vauxhall Insignia, with the registration number DN11 VBA, which was believed to have been abandoned by him at 12.25am in the Dell Lane area in Essex.
His death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Detective Inspector Amanda Bell, who is leading the investigation, said: "I am keen to trace Charles’ movements between where the car was found and where he was sadly later found.
Witnesses have reported seeing a man, believed to be Charles, in the Pigs Lane/London Road area between this time and the time of his death. I’d like to speak to anyone who believes they saw a man walking in this area at the time – particularly the occupants of a red Mini that was believe to be seen speaking to him on London Road.
I would also appeal to the public in helping to trace Charles’ movements in the 24 hours before his death. He was last seen on Friday evening (4th April) and I would like to speak to anyone who saw him or who knows of his whereabouts on Friday evening and throughout Saturday."
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101.