uniden­ti­fied naked Man

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This mur­der has baf­fled the town of Bur­ton for decades. On 27 March 1971, an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer stum­bled across the body of a male in a shal­low grave on an is­land in the River Trent. He was naked apart from pink socks and a wed­ding ring, and was par­tially buried in a kneel­ing po­si­tion, his hands and an­kles tied be­hind his back. The man, known as ‘Fred the Head’, had been buried for 12 to 18 months. His hair was still in place, but his fa­cial fea­tures were un­recog­nis­able. Yet po­lice couldn’t ID him, or work out ex­actly how he’d been killed. Four decades on, a life­like fa­cial re­con­struc­tion was cre­ated us­ing cut­tingedge tech­niques. Af­ter a BBC1 Crime­watch doc­u­men­tary, de­tec­tives thought the man could be John Henry Jones, 27, who’d van­ished from North Wales in 1970. Had Fred the Head been iden­ti­fied at long last, they won­dered? Sadly not. Fa­mil­ial DNA ruled this out, and the mur­der of the naked Bur­ton man re­mains a mys­tery.

He was buried in a kneel­ing po­si­tion, his hands tied

Re­con­structed face

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