Burnside Plantation Man
Found On: 20th December 2010
Burnside Plantation Man was found hanging from a tree, and it is believed he had been there for over a month. A copy of La Republica newspaper was found near the body and till receipts from the London area.
The man, who is believed to have been aged between 40-60, was discovered by a couple out walking in Burnside Plantation, Canonbie, Scotland. The man was hanging from a tree, and the level of decomposition suggested the body may have been there for over a month.
A daily Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, dated 22nd July 2010, was recovered near to where the body was found. Till receipts were also found in his pockets from a shop in London and dated back to 1991.
Described as white, with a bald head and six missing teeth, he had grey stubble visible on his face. The man was between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 9ins tall and was wearing a green safari hat, brown tanned coloured cord jacket, black trousers, light coloured gloves and grey ankle boots sized between a UK six to eight.
He had in his possession a boxed swiss army knife.
As with many such cases, there is limited information. The copy of the newspaper is a starting point. Still, more information is needed to make sure it is linked to Burnside Plantation Man. The till receipts may hold a clue. We will be going back to the police and Coroner to gather more information.
This investigation is being led by our team at the University of Winchester.
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