Body found in garage may be linked to serious assault
Detectives investigating a serious assault in Harlow believe
that a man found dead in a lock up garage may be connected to the
The body of a 24-year-old man was discovered at about
10.40am on Saturday, January 22, 2011, when a local man went to put
his car away in the garage on the Seymours estate.
A post mortem examination carried on Sunday January 23,
showed that the dead man, who was from Lithuania, had suffered a
head injury caused when he fell through the roof of the garage.
DCI Simon Parkes, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime
Directorate, said: "The cause of death was a head injury but the
death is being treated as unexplained because we do not know yet
why the man was on the roof."
Police are now trying to establish whether the man had been
involved in the assault at a house in Seymours at about 9pm on
Friday night when a 23-year-old man received knife wounds to his
face and shoulder. The injured man was treated in hospital but
later discharged after treatment.
One man involved in the attack is described as being aged
21 or 22, about 6ft tall, with short blond hair and a spotty
complexion. He was wearing a yellow top and blue jeans and was last
seen jumping down from a roof and running along an alley alongside
Anyone with information about the assault and events before and
after it, should contact detectives at Harlow CID on 0300 333