Police trying to identify deceased four days after body found in Leicestershire

Police are still trying to identify the body found in Botcheston in Leicestershire four days ago.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Friday, however Police said “the identity of the deceased is unknown and officers are carrying out further enquiries on some potential leads”.

They added that following the post-mortem, they do not believe the death to be suspicious.

The body was found near Markfield Lane shortly after 1.15pm on Tuesday 17 December.

The road was subsequently closed at the junctions with Reservoir Road and Hunts Close. The scene remains cordoned off but Markfield Lane has since been re-opened.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “A post-mortem examination has been carried and we can confirm there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this person’s death.”

“I hope this can be of some reassurance to people living in the area where the body was found.”

“We believe this person died some time ago and the body has also remained at the place where it was found for some time. Our investigation is very much continuing and further enquiries will be undertaken to find out the person’s identity.”

“Forensic investigators are continuing to carry out enquiries in the area where the body was found. We will provide further updates as soon as we’re able to.”

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