Death of former Marine John Dick being treated as unexplained
- Credit: Courtesy of Amy Hooper
The death of a Suffolk Royal Marines veteran whose remains were found near Harwich Port is being treated as "unexplained", police have said.
A human skull discovered near a building site at the port in July was confirmed by DNA testing to be the remains of John Dick, a father-of-two from Bury St Edmunds.
More bones were found along the coastline in Bathside Bay earlier this month.
Mr Dick, 38, was last seen getting a train at Dovercourt railway station on November 30 last year.
Members of his family issued an urgent plea for him to return home a fortnight later, describing his disappearance as "totally out of character".
However, Essex Police confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Dick, who served in the Marines for 13 years, had died.
A police spokesman said officers are treating the death as unexplained, and it is not being linked to any other ongoing investigations.
A file is being prepared for the coroner.
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