Can you help us to build a complete picture of the last few days of Michael Deary’s life?
Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have launched a murder investigation in Fareham after Michael’s body was found at his home, a flat, on Omaha Close, Fareham.
Police are now in a position where we can name Michael publicly following the completion of formal identification procedures.
Police received a concern for welfare call shortly before 12:40pm on Monday 20 August.
Officers subsequently attended Michael’s flat and discovered the 29 year-old’s body.
He appeared to have injuries to his back and enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened to him.
The last sighting of Michael that has been reported to us was that he left his flat at some point between midday and 1pm on Friday 17 August. He was walking towards Redlands Lane with a man and a young woman, who he appeared to know.
We want to hear from these two people and from anyone who may have seen Michael return home afterwards.
If you saw or spoke to Michael in the week before his death, we also want to speak to you to establish who he may have had contact with.
Specialist officers have informed Michael’s family and are providing support to them. They have provided a photograph of Michael to accompany this appeal.
We will be continuing to carry out enquiries at Omaha Close and anyone with any concerns can speak to one of our uniformed officers who will be patrolling the area.
Fareham District Commander, Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich said: “Does this photograph of Michael jog your memory? Did you see him on Friday or over the weekend? Even if you saw him earlier in the week this could provide us with further lines of enquiry. I’d urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.
“I recognise that residents are concerned, and if people need advice or have specific concerns that we can address I’d ask them to speak to uniformed members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in the area. You can also call 101 or 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress. If you want to speak to someone in person you can always visit Fareham Police Station on Quay Street too. We will continue to carry out visible patrols in the area to provide support to the local community”.
If you saw Michael, can identify the man and woman he was with, or have any other information which could assist our investigation please call 101 quoting Operation BIC, You can also make a report using the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/1059
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.