No foul play over man’s body found by shopper
POLICE have ruled out foul play over the death of a man from Stockport whose body was discovered in a bush in Manchester city centre.
A passing shopper found Carl Forshaw, 29, on Miller Street near the CIS building on Saturday, November 22.
Detectives launched an investigation and a post-mortem was carried out which was ‘inconclusive’.
However, officers no longer believe the death to be suspicious.
It is understood Mr Forshaw was raised in Hazel Grove before being adopted by a family in Rhyl in Wales.
He had only been released from Strangeways prison last Thursday, having served a sentence for shoplifting. It is understood Mr Forshaw may have been living in a hostel.
His brother Ryan Johnson, from Reddish, said Mr Forshaw had told his family he was determined to make a fresh start after a troubled upbringing. Mr Johnson, 20, said: was meant to see him next week. He was trying to turn his life around.
spoke to him in letters while he was in prison.
“He said he was sick of being in prison and wanted to be a proper citizen.”