Police continuing to update family of missing Kesgrave man Paul Moore after post mortem on man’s body found in Chelmondiston proves inconclusive

Paul Moore. 44, has been missing since February 6. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Paul Moore. 44, has been missing since February 6. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found washed up at Chelmondiston yesterday have reported that a post mortem has proved inconclusive.

Officers were called at around 5.30pm yesterday to the shoreline in Chelmondiston, after a member of the public discovered the body.

This afternoon a post mortem examination was carried out on behalf of the Home Office, but Suffolk police officers have said it has proved inconclsive.

A force spokeswoman added: “Further forensic tests will be carried out following the post mortem to establish the cause of death, which continues to be treated as unexplained.”

The man’s identity is still to be confirmed, but officers are speaking to the family of missing Kesgrave man Paul Moore.

The 44-year-old was last seen in the Nacton village area on Tuesday, February 6.


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A large scale search for Mr Moore was launched after he was reported missing to police on Thursday, February 8.

As concerns grew for his welfare, officers launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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Areas around the Nacton foreshore, nearby wooded areas and parts of Orwell Country Park were then searched by officers.

They were later assisted by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue and HM Coastguard.

While it remains a missing persons enquiry, the Major Investigation Team later took over the supervision of the investigation.

On Sunday, February 25, a man in his 30s from the Ipswich area was arrested in connection with Mr Moore’s disappearance.

He was later released under investigation while the search continues.

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