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Tuesday 2 May 2023

Police are still trying to work out the identity of a man after a body was found buried in a garden in Wimbledon in 2017.

The man's body was found by builders in the rear garden of an address in Cowdrey Road.

Police have now released a craniofacial reconstructive image in the hope someone may know who he is.

A post-mortem indicated a traumatic head injury and radiocarbon dating indicated the body was buried in the early 1960s.

A biological profile from an anthropologist indicated the deceased was likely of Asian ancestry and ages between 35 and 55.

Police say there is a strong possibility that he'd had some form of medical procedure to the head.

They also say the man has been wearing a shirt, red silk tie, trousers, shoes and socks indicative to the 60s era.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran who leads the investigation, said: “We want to hear from anybody who has any information, or any suspicions about who this person might be. Perhaps family have spoken about somebody who went missing about this time. Perhaps the image or description reminds you of someone, or a person that other family members have spoken about.  This is a sixty-year-old mystery and your information could help us solve it. If you can help then please make contact and tell us what you know.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote Operation Neaphouse

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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