POLICE say they are "exploring the possibility" the body of a man was moved and dumped in a field after he died. 

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of the man, who was found off Stock Road, Stock, at the weekend.

They say a post mortem examination has been carried out and the man's cause of death is "unexplained", but crucially "not suspicious". 

However, they have now identified two men they want to speak to amid concerns the man's body was moved to the field after he died. 


Essex Police said in an update today: "Our investigation is ongoing, and we are exploring the possibility that the man died elsewhere and that his body was transported to this location after his death.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen two men of Asian appearance between Saturday, May 7 and 10.45am on Sunday, May 8.

"The first is a man aged between 20 and 30, of around 5ft 6ins tall.

"He has dark hair, is of slim build and was wearing a black t-shirt, denim shorts, training shoes and a large puffer style jacket.

"The second is a man aged in his mid-30s, who is around 5ft 6ins tall.

"He is of slim build with dark hair, and was wearing a black bomber jacket and grey jogging bottoms."

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The man's body was found around 10.47am on Sunday and the area was cordoned off after police were called to the scene by the ambulance service.

Det Insp Kevin Hughes, who is leading the police investigation, said: “This is a fast paced and dynamic investigation, and my team is pursuing several lines of enquiry to establish how this man died.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who used Honeypot Lane between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

“This includes drivers, cyclists and walkers.

"If you travelled along Honeypot Lane and saw anything out of the ordinary, please get in touch with us.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then get in contact with police on 101.

Quote incident 419 of May 8.

You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.