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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 09:14 GMT 10:14 UK
Golf course body had been burnt
Philip Salmon
Philip Salmon had not been seen since 30 April
The body of a missing man found by a golfer on an Army golf course had been burnt, police have revealed.

Philip Salmon, 41, of Reading Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, had not been seen since teatime on 30 April.

His body was discovered at The Army Golf Course at Shoe Lane near Farnborough on Friday.

Post-mortem tests carried out on Saturday showed his body had been partially burnt but failed to establish the cause of death.

Mr Salmon was unemployed and lived alone. He was separated from his wife and had not seen his 21-year-old daughter for 10 years.

Det Ch Insp Jason Hogg said: "There is a lot of mystery surrounding the death of Mr Salmon and we are currently following a number of lines of inquiry to establish Philip's movements prior to his death.

"This is still being treated as a suspicious death."

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen or spoken to Mr Salmon since he was reported missing at end of April.

Last month Mr Salmon's father, Geoffrey, made an appeal for anyone with information regarding his son's whereabouts.

He had described his disappearance as "totally out of character".

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