Sunday, February 5, 2023

Body found in Thames formally identified as missing West Thurrock man


A MAN’S body found in water in Grays earlier this month has been formally identified as Valentin Kachanov.

The 27-year-old went missing from his home in West Thurrock on Friday, February 8. He was sadly found deceased in a river near Wouldham Road on Tuesday, May 7.

Formal identification has taken place and his family have been informed.

The results of a post mortem examination were inconclusive, and further tests will be carried out. However, it found no obvious indication of third party involvement.

Enquiries are continuing to try and fully understand the circumstances as to how Mr Kachanov came to be in the water.

A 22-year-old man from Grays who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation while those enquiries continue.


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