Police have launched a murder investigation that is being carried out by the major crime investigation team. Enquiries are ongoing and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued.
A 35 year old man who was arrested over the weekend, remains in police custody, following the discovery of a body at a first floor flat on Union Street in Plymouth on Saturday 17 December.
Formal identification of the victim has now taken place. The deceased has been named as Gary Miller, who was aged 44 and lived at Chapel Street in Devonport. The victim had suffered significant head injuries by an undisclosed weapon.
Uniformed officers will be carrying out a number of forensic searches at locations of interest today and detectives involved in this investigation are making extensive enquiries to piece together the circumstances of the death.
Detective Inspector Ian Ringrose, leading the investigation said: “This is still early in the investigation and we’re busy piecing information together to gain a picture of what has taken place.
“It’s possible someone may have some useful information that will help us. I’d like to appeal to anyone who believes they have any information that they think may help, no matter how small, to contact us.”
Anyone with information can either email [email protected] or call 101 quoting crime reference CR/089384/16. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News