Medical records may help identify body

DETECTIVES have asked for medical records to be sent from Poland in their bid to identify a body found by farm workers in a west Suffolk field.The body was found last month on land in Chalk Lane, Brandon, but the identity of the man is currently unknown.

DETECTIVES have asked for medical records to be sent from Poland in their bid to identify a body found by farm workers in a west Suffolk field.

The body was found last month on land in Chalk Lane, Brandon, but the identity of the man is currently unknown.

Suffolk police is still awaiting results of toxicology tests but a Home Office pathologist has ruled out any suspicious circumstances.

A spokeswoman for the Suffolk force last night confirmed medical records were being sent from Poland to find out whether the body is that of missing Polish builder Roman Czaja, who went missing from Lakenheath within days of arriving in the country.


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She said: “We are trying to identify the body. We have a body and a missing man but it is too early to link them. However it is a line of inquiry.”

At the current time, the death is still being treated as “unexplained” and the missing person investigation for Mr Czaja remains open.

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Mr Czaja, 45, arrived in the UK to begin work at a building site with accommodation at Lakenheath Hall on July 18. He left the hall early in the morning the next day and had not been seen since.

Police officers have been “extremely concerned” for his welfare because he does not speak English and left the site without possessions or money. He also left behind a large quantity of medication.

Mr Czaja, who is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, slim with short black hair, was last seen wearing blue trousers and a dark blue shirt with a pink stripe across the chest.

His disappearance was reported just days before the discovery of the Brandon body.

The police were called in by Clive Malpass, director the Brandon Farm Estate, after the body was spotted close to a dirt track as he worked in a field of parsnips.

The police cordoned off the area and carried out forensic examinations at the scene. Searches were also carried out in surrounding fields. The body was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where a post-mortem was carried out.

Counselling was offered to workers on the Brandon farm, police said.

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