A man has been charged with murder after the death of another man in Brentwood.
We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man in Warley Hill, Brentwood, shortly after 1.10pm on Tuesday 5 April.
Officers arrived and, sadly, found a man aged in his 20s had died.
His death was treated as unexplained, and an investigation into how he died was launched.
As a result of our enquiries, a 36-year-old man was arrested and questioned on suspicion of murder.
Jevegenijs Lapkovskis, 36, of Warley Hill, in Brentwood, has been charged with murder and is due to appear in Chelmsford Magistrates' Court this morning (Saturday).
We can also confirm the identity of the man who died at the address as Lee Murrell, 29.
In a statement, his family said:
“Our hearts are broken. Lee is, and always will be, a much-loved son and brother. “He has been taken from his family and friends far too soon. “While we try to come to terms with our sudden and devastating loss, the family asks for privacy at this extremely difficult time.”