Man found dead in Kidderminster pond 'drowned'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Man found dead in Kidderminster pond 'drowned' Man found dead in Kidderminster pond 'drowned'

A POST mortem carried out on 41-year-old Paul Humphries who was found dead in a pond in Kidderminster found evidence of drowning.

Police investigating the death of Mr Humphries, of Tennyson Way, are continuing to treat it as unexplained.

Mr Humphries, who was single and lived alone, was found dead in Chaucer Crescent at 9am on Boxing Day.

He had been taken unwell on Christmas Day night and was last seen at his home in Tennyson Way, a few minutes’ walk from where he was found, shortly before 1.30am when a friend checked on him.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw Mr Humphries between 1.30am and 9am on Boxing Day.

The Worcestershire Coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held in due course.

Detective Sergeant Ed Slough of North Worcestershire CID said: “We are continuing to treat Mr Humphries’ death as unexplained but we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the inquiry.

“We are in close contact with his family, who have been updated with the results of the post mortem examination. It would be of comfort to them if we were able to find out exactly what happened and we are therefore re-appealing to anyone who saw Mr Humphries or heard anything unusual during the early hours of Boxing Day to contact us.”

Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101 and callers should quote the incident reference 104-S-261213.

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