Posted: Thu 9th Jun 2016

Human Remains In Cerrigydrudion: Dentist Help Sought /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 9th, 2016

Detectives have called on the help of dentists throughout the country to assist in identifying the remains of a man found in Clocaenog Forest last year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Work by a Home Office Pathologist and Forensic Anthropologist have already revealed that the remains are of a man, probably of large build and aged over 54 years. He is also thought to have been between 5ft 8 and 5ft 10’ tall. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The man sustained serious head trauma and we are treating the circumstances of his death as suspicious,” said Detective Superintendent Mark Chesters, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case. “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and also working alongside forensic experts to establish the man’s identity, who is believed to have died after 2000.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The services of a Forensic Odonatologist have already been used to help us,” added Det Supt Chesters. “During this work, two dental procedures have been identified which are of high quality. We believe the male had crown work undertaken and the procedure is thought to have been commonly used in the UK between 1980 and 2000. One crown was plastic, badly worn and had remedial filling work. It is unusual for temporary crowns to be filled.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Due to these procedures identified we have appealed to dentists throughout the county to contact us if they are familiar with this work and were working in the time frame identified.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The human remains were discovered in Clocaenog Forest at Pentrellyncymer near Cerrigydrudion on Saturday 14th November 2015. A forensic examination and search of the scene was completed in December and all human remains were recovered. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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An item of clothing found close to the remains has since been identified as a Green Pringle (probably V neck) XL Jumper. Pringle Scotland have provided police with a duplicate jumper which was manufactured between 2000 and 2004 and was sold through Pringle outlet stores. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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The embroidered Pringle logo may have been the same colour as the garment or it may have been a contrasting colour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Underwear found at the scene has also been identified as a pair of Marks & Spencer classic briefs size 36”- 39” waist, they were a ‘dark wine’ (burgundy) colour and would have been purchased as part of a three pair pack. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Det Supt Chesters added: “Although the description that we have of the man remains limited at this time, as our inquiries progress we hope that more information will come to light which will lead to his identification and help establish the full circumstances surrounding his death.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We continue to appeal to anyone in the community who can help identify this man and offer any information which would progress the investigation to contact us on 101 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Tractile – S175107. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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