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Tattoo clue in boy's body mystery

Missing teenager's tattoos
Two tattoos found on the arms and leg of a mystery teenager

Two tattoos could help unravel the mystery behind the discovery of a teenager's body in Suffolk.

The youngster, aged between 13 and 16, was found in woodland near Millfield Road, Walberswick, on 14 August.

But despite extensive inquiries, police have still not been able to identify the fair-haired boy.

However, they hope two dark-ink tattoos - a scorpion on his thigh and a Chinese snake dragon on his arm - may help bring fresh leads in the case.

Det Insp Caroline Millar said police had been making house-to-house inquiries at properties near where the body was found - but to no avail.

The body was clothed but there were very few personal belongings, nothing to identify him and no match with any reports of missing persons.

Ms Millar said: "The boy is thought to be in his mid teens and it's believed the body had been there for six or seven hours."

A post-mortem examination has not assisted in identifying the boy but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area overnight on 13 and 14 August who may have seen the teenager.

The Latitude arts and music event was held at nearby Henham a fortnight before the body was found - but police do not believe the youngster had been to the festival.




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