Decomposed body found up a tree during police search of Meyrick Park golf course

More human remains found 'high up in a tree' during police search of Meyrick Park golf course

Human remains discovered at Bournemouth golf course

Police are searching a wider area of the course this morning

UPDATE: Decomposed arm and hand found at golf course - police widen search area after grim discovery

UPDATE: Decomposed arm and hand found at golf course - police widen search area after grim discovery

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DETECTIVES are investigating after human remains were discovered 40 feet up in a tree during a search of a Bournemouth golf course.

The development follows the discovery of a decomposed hand and arm found at The Club at Meyrick Park on Monday afternoon.

Although a full investigation will take place, officers say the incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

As reported in the Daily Echo, the initial remains were found after they were dragged out of undergrowth by a dog.

Detective Inspector Mark Samuel, who is leading the investigation, said a specialist dog unit from South Wales joined Dorset Police to find the body.

“We have found what we believe to be further body remains quite high up in a tree in the area,” he said at lunchtime on Tuesday.

“We are keeping an open mind and trying to find out what has happened, as well as looking into the identification of the person.”

He said the remains will be recovered with “dignity,” and officers will also work to gather evidence from the scene as part of the investigation.

It is currently not possible to tell if the body is male or female.

DI Samuel said: “Specialist recovery teams are on their way to remove the body.

“We have also got a team looking into reports of missing people over the last months and years.”

However, he said identification may take some time.

Police are expected to remain at the scene into Wednesday morning.

Many living nearby have expressed their shock at the find.

Tom Derlacki, 33, who lives in Bournemouth, said: “I walk my dog here three or four times a week.

“It's a nice area, and I've certainly never seen anything dodgy or horrible happening here, so it's really awful to hear that.”

Stephanie Witt, of Winton, said: “It's absolutely shocking news.

“It's a really nice place to come and walk the dog, so it's horrendous.”

Heather Wollen, of Talbot Woods, said: “It's ghastly.

“Somebody must know something about how this has happened. It's terrible.”

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1:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

I am quite frankly astounded by the vile comments on here. Firstly there is nothing to suggest this is a murder. Secondly this is a human being. Someones son or daughter, someones mum or dad. Someone, somewhere is waiting for them to come home and sadly it will never happen and they may just be scouring this story for the tiniest of hints that its their loved one and have to see what I can only describe as cruel and vile jokes about them.
I am quite frankly astounded by the vile comments on here. Firstly there is nothing to suggest this is a murder. Secondly this is a human being. Someones son or daughter, someones mum or dad. Someone, somewhere is waiting for them to come home and sadly it will never happen and they may just be scouring this story for the tiniest of hints that its their loved one and have to see what I can only describe as cruel and vile jokes about them. Dibbles2
  • Score: 134

3:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

EGHH says...

Umm remains 40 feet up a tree, but its not suspicious!
Umm remains 40 feet up a tree, but its not suspicious! EGHH
  • Score: 23

3:47pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

EGHH wrote:
Umm remains 40 feet up a tree, but its not suspicious!
My thoughts exactly, it seems most bizarre that either the person climbed the tree to die or someone hauled the body up a tree and left it there. I hope the police are able to bring about a swift conclusion to their enquires so that the deceased can be given a decent funeral.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: Umm remains 40 feet up a tree, but its not suspicious![/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly, it seems most bizarre that either the person climbed the tree to die or someone hauled the body up a tree and left it there. I hope the police are able to bring about a swift conclusion to their enquires so that the deceased can be given a decent funeral. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 20

3:48pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Gary Bournemouth says...

It is looking like suicide then. Sad ,very sad.
It is looking like suicide then. Sad ,very sad. Gary Bournemouth
  • Score: 32

5:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Arjay says...

It seems a bit odd for the police to announce, straight away, that they are not treating the death as 'suspicious' ..........Surely the discovery of human remains - 40' up a tree - is a bit out of the ordinary, and perhaps a little suspicious?...
It seems a bit odd for the police to announce, straight away, that they are not treating the death as 'suspicious' ..........Surely the discovery of human remains - 40' up a tree - is a bit out of the ordinary, and perhaps a little suspicious?... Arjay
  • Score: 8

5:52pm Tue 1 Apr 14

crazybird says...

Of course there is the distinct possibility that someone has hung themselves up the tree and as the body has been there for quite some time natural decomposition would occur and bits would unfortunately fall off - so therefore we would not have a murder enquiry on our hands
Of course there is the distinct possibility that someone has hung themselves up the tree and as the body has been there for quite some time natural decomposition would occur and bits would unfortunately fall off - so therefore we would not have a murder enquiry on our hands crazybird
  • Score: 55

6:05pm Tue 1 Apr 14

selectortone says...

I have a friend in the USA whose son disappeared and his body was found two weeks later in a tree. He'd climbed up there and then taken an overdose of pills.

Very sad. Hopefully there will be an identity from the DNA and relatives somewhere will get some closure.
I have a friend in the USA whose son disappeared and his body was found two weeks later in a tree. He'd climbed up there and then taken an overdose of pills. Very sad. Hopefully there will be an identity from the DNA and relatives somewhere will get some closure. selectortone
  • Score: 26

6:28pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Pablo23 says...

Why would anyone think this was suspicious?

Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree!

Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.
Why would anyone think this was suspicious? Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree! Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating. Pablo23
  • Score: 31

6:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

KLH says...

I think it looks like suicide - or an accident from someone sleeping rough - heard of people building platforms up in trees, safer than shop doorways.

Cannot imagine someone carrying a adult human body up a tree unless they were a leopard, would be extremely difficult to achieve, and why would a killer go to the effort?
I think it looks like suicide - or an accident from someone sleeping rough - heard of people building platforms up in trees, safer than shop doorways. Cannot imagine someone carrying a adult human body up a tree unless they were a leopard, would be extremely difficult to achieve, and why would a killer go to the effort? KLH
  • Score: 11

6:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

KLH says...

To add, I can pretty sure I recall a rough sleeper once saying they sleep up a tree, but wouldn't say where. This was a few years ago though.
To add, I can pretty sure I recall a rough sleeper once saying they sleep up a tree, but wouldn't say where. This was a few years ago though. KLH
  • Score: 6

7:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

s-pb2 says...

Arjay wrote:
It seems a bit odd for the police to announce, straight away, that they are not treating the death as 'suspicious' ..........Surely the discovery of human remains - 40' up a tree - is a bit out of the ordinary, and perhaps a little suspicious?...
Considering the police are there at the scene and have been all day and we are reading a report by a 'journalist' I would have thought the police have a greater understanding of what has happened rather than you or I
[quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: It seems a bit odd for the police to announce, straight away, that they are not treating the death as 'suspicious' ..........Surely the discovery of human remains - 40' up a tree - is a bit out of the ordinary, and perhaps a little suspicious?...[/p][/quote]Considering the police are there at the scene and have been all day and we are reading a report by a 'journalist' I would have thought the police have a greater understanding of what has happened rather than you or I s-pb2
  • Score: 14

7:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Benny Dorm says...

I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful.

And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved.

So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time.

Best to leave it now, eh?
I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful. And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved. So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time. Best to leave it now, eh? Benny Dorm
  • Score: 24

7:24pm Tue 1 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Benny Dorm wrote:
I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful.

And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved.

So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time.

Best to leave it now, eh?
Fully agree.
[quote][p][bold]Benny Dorm[/bold] wrote: I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful. And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved. So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time. Best to leave it now, eh?[/p][/quote]Fully agree. pete woodley
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Lord gungedin of Ferndown says...

Fascinating. I'd be interested to learn whether the specialist dog handler featured in the video clip has passed one of the new Police fitness tests.
Fascinating. I'd be interested to learn whether the specialist dog handler featured in the video clip has passed one of the new Police fitness tests. Lord gungedin of Ferndown
  • Score: -19

9:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Pablo23 says...

This is now the headline story on the Daily Mirror website.

They are reporting it as suicide by hanging
This is now the headline story on the Daily Mirror website. They are reporting it as suicide by hanging Pablo23
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Pablo23 wrote:
This is now the headline story on the Daily Mirror website.

They are reporting it as suicide by hanging
What else would it be? Anyone who thinks someone hid human remains up a tree needs to be cuffed and taken away!
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: This is now the headline story on the Daily Mirror website. They are reporting it as suicide by hanging[/p][/quote]What else would it be? Anyone who thinks someone hid human remains up a tree needs to be cuffed and taken away! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 6

10:24pm Tue 1 Apr 14

fedupwithfedupjobsworths says...

What about the possibility of a stowaway falling out of aircraft landing gear as an aircraft passed high overhead. This happened outside London a few years back.
What about the possibility of a stowaway falling out of aircraft landing gear as an aircraft passed high overhead. This happened outside London a few years back. fedupwithfedupjobsworths
  • Score: 2

10:47pm Tue 1 Apr 14

RM says...

Whoever it is & however s/he got there, may they rest in peace.
Whoever it is & however s/he got there, may they rest in peace. RM
  • Score: 14

10:51pm Tue 1 Apr 14

biffa78 says...

At the end of the day this is somebody mum\dad/brother/sist
er/uncle/aunt/cousin
/friend!!!
Pls can we have some respect for the relative's, as nobody apart from the police has any idea of what was found/seen at the golf course.

Let's just wait to hear the exact finding from the police on this crime/suicide, before any makes any more hurtful comments!!!!!!!!
At the end of the day this is somebody mum\dad/brother/sist er/uncle/aunt/cousin /friend!!! Pls can we have some respect for the relative's, as nobody apart from the police has any idea of what was found/seen at the golf course. Let's just wait to hear the exact finding from the police on this crime/suicide, before any makes any more hurtful comments!!!!!!!! biffa78
  • Score: 8

11:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Dorset Dweller says...

Could it be one of those 'stowaways' that has fallen out of a plane and landed in one of the trees? If it happened at night no one would know until now...
Could it be one of those 'stowaways' that has fallen out of a plane and landed in one of the trees? If it happened at night no one would know until now... Dorset Dweller
  • Score: -9

11:49pm Tue 1 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

Dorset Dweller wrote:
Could it be one of those 'stowaways' that has fallen out of a plane and landed in one of the trees? If it happened at night no one would know until now...
Shhh.

Even suggesting this as an outside possibility (even though there have been a number of recorded events as highlighted by a BBC article) gets your comment removed (even if you quote links to stories where this has happened in the UK to show it is not beyond the realm of possibility, even if unlikely, and what other possibilities realistically remain based on the height and the lack of robustness of the trees seen being examined?).
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Dweller[/bold] wrote: Could it be one of those 'stowaways' that has fallen out of a plane and landed in one of the trees? If it happened at night no one would know until now...[/p][/quote]Shhh. Even suggesting this as an outside possibility (even though there have been a number of recorded events as highlighted by a BBC article) gets your comment removed (even if you quote links to stories where this has happened in the UK to show it is not beyond the realm of possibility, even if unlikely, and what other possibilities realistically remain based on the height and the lack of robustness of the trees seen being examined?). scrumpyjack
  • Score: -5

9:01am Wed 2 Apr 14

spooki says...

"Specialist recovery teams are on their way" They actually have a specialist team for this?
I don't envy that job. What a strange but awful find.
"Specialist recovery teams are on their way" They actually have a specialist team for this? I don't envy that job. What a strange but awful find. spooki
  • Score: 1

9:10am Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

spooki wrote:
"Specialist recovery teams are on their way" They actually have a specialist team for this?
I don't envy that job. What a strange but awful find.
I suspect they mean they're waiting for someone with a 40ft cherry picker.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: "Specialist recovery teams are on their way" They actually have a specialist team for this? I don't envy that job. What a strange but awful find.[/p][/quote]I suspect they mean they're waiting for someone with a 40ft cherry picker. JackJohnson
  • Score: -6

9:29am Wed 2 Apr 14

Phixer says...

Pablo23 wrote:
Why would anyone think this was suspicious?

Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree!

Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.
Where in the report above does it say anything about hanging??
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone think this was suspicious? Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree! Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.[/p][/quote]Where in the report above does it say anything about hanging?? Phixer
  • Score: 0

9:50am Wed 2 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Leopards always take their prey up trees to protect it from scavengers. They can carry a gazzelle up there that weighs the same as they do. Very strong animals. I suspect i was a Leopard or perhaps a Jaguar.
Leopards always take their prey up trees to protect it from scavengers. They can carry a gazzelle up there that weighs the same as they do. Very strong animals. I suspect i was a Leopard or perhaps a Jaguar. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -4

10:14am Wed 2 Apr 14

KLH says...

Pablo23 wrote:
Why would anyone think this was suspicious?

Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree!

Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.
I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body,not up a tree. All that dense shrubbery? I bet that hides some secrets over the decades/centuries!! I do not buy a murderer carrying a body 40ft up a tree, the likes of leopards are intended and designed by nature to be able to do it, but human beings aren't, those that think this is a murder and body is hidden - try carrying a few sacks of spuds up a tree.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone think this was suspicious? Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree! Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.[/p][/quote]I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body,not up a tree. All that dense shrubbery? I bet that hides some secrets over the decades/centuries!! I do not buy a murderer carrying a body 40ft up a tree, the likes of leopards are intended and designed by nature to be able to do it, but human beings aren't, those that think this is a murder and body is hidden - try carrying a few sacks of spuds up a tree. KLH
  • Score: -2

10:14am Wed 2 Apr 14

KLH says...

Pablo23 wrote:
Why would anyone think this was suspicious?

Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree!

Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.
I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body,not up a tree. All that dense shrubbery? I bet that hides some secrets over the decades/centuries!! I do not buy a murderer carrying a body 40ft up a tree, the likes of leopards are intended and designed by nature to be able to do it, but human beings aren't, those that think this is a murder and body is hidden - try carrying a few sacks of spuds up a tree.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: Why would anyone think this was suspicious? Sadly people hang themselves regularly. I am yet to hear of a murderer disposing of a body by hiding it up a tree! Unfortunately someone will soon be hearing that their missing family member has been found dead. Lets not forget that in between the crazy speculating.[/p][/quote]I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body,not up a tree. All that dense shrubbery? I bet that hides some secrets over the decades/centuries!! I do not buy a murderer carrying a body 40ft up a tree, the likes of leopards are intended and designed by nature to be able to do it, but human beings aren't, those that think this is a murder and body is hidden - try carrying a few sacks of spuds up a tree. KLH
  • Score: -2

10:15am Wed 2 Apr 14

Afterhours says...

Agree withSir Beachy Head ....re leopard/jaguar ....also check in the car park of golf club for unclaimed car as could have been a golfer climbing the tree to retrieve his golf ball.....or swept of the course in gale force winds .....beware has Dorset got its own big cat
Agree withSir Beachy Head ....re leopard/jaguar ....also check in the car park of golf club for unclaimed car as could have been a golfer climbing the tree to retrieve his golf ball.....or swept of the course in gale force winds .....beware has Dorset got its own big cat Afterhours
  • Score: -7

10:31am Wed 2 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

KLH says... I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body

-------

Have you had a fallout with the wife ?
KLH says... I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body ------- Have you had a fallout with the wife ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

10:38am Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

I can't see this being anything other than a suicide by hanging. DM reports that it's the head that's up the tree so a hanging seems most likely. No murderer would dispose of a body 40/50ft up a tree (not a sane one, anyway).

I suppose there's a very remote possibility of a tree climbing accident.

What surprises me is that it has been there long enough to decompose and disintegrate without being found. Was he in camo when he hung himself?
I can't see this being anything other than a suicide by hanging. DM reports that it's the head that's up the tree so a hanging seems most likely. No murderer would dispose of a body 40/50ft up a tree (not a sane one, anyway). I suppose there's a very remote possibility of a tree climbing accident. What surprises me is that it has been there long enough to decompose and disintegrate without being found. Was he in camo when he hung himself? JackJohnson
  • Score: -3

11:03am Wed 2 Apr 14

Rally says...

Benny Dorm wrote:
I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful.

And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved.

So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time.

Best to leave it now, eh?
Benny Dorm wrote: 'Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made.'
The making of these distasteful remarks is, unfortunately, part of the unwelcome price we pay for freedom of speech.
Calling for censorship of the Press is not a good idea.
As the adage goes: be careful of what you wish for, lest it come true
[quote][p][bold]Benny Dorm[/bold] wrote: I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful. And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved. So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time. Best to leave it now, eh?[/p][/quote]Benny Dorm wrote: 'Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made.' The making of these distasteful remarks is, unfortunately, part of the unwelcome price we pay for freedom of speech. Calling for censorship of the Press is not a good idea. As the adage goes: be careful of what you wish for, lest it come true Rally
  • Score: 1

11:11am Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Benny Dorm wrote:
I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful.

And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved.

So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time.

Best to leave it now, eh?
So how would that affect freedom of speech for those that have a sense of humour you do not share?

You do not have a right to 'not be offended'.
[quote][p][bold]Benny Dorm[/bold] wrote: I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful. And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved. So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time. Best to leave it now, eh?[/p][/quote]So how would that affect freedom of speech for those that have a sense of humour you do not share? You do not have a right to 'not be offended'. JackJohnson
  • Score: -5

11:30am Wed 2 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Every idea above is possible/plausable, with say the exception of a runaway leopard hiding its prey up a tree. A murderer could guise the matter to make it look like something else, but in my opinion, and it is only an opinion, this is a case of suicide, that happened sometime ago. Although I wonder that nothing was seen from the tree before now.
Every idea above is possible/plausable, with say the exception of a runaway leopard hiding its prey up a tree. A murderer could guise the matter to make it look like something else, but in my opinion, and it is only an opinion, this is a case of suicide, that happened sometime ago. Although I wonder that nothing was seen from the tree before now. TheDistrict
  • Score: 0

11:57am Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

TheDistrict wrote:
Every idea above is possible/plausable, with say the exception of a runaway leopard hiding its prey up a tree. A murderer could guise the matter to make it look like something else, but in my opinion, and it is only an opinion, this is a case of suicide, that happened sometime ago. Although I wonder that nothing was seen from the tree before now.
Hoisting a body so far up into a tree would take a great deal of effort and would take too much time. There'd be too much risk of bring caught in the act. I'd be very surprised if it turned out to be a murder. Still 'hidden in plain sight' springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Every idea above is possible/plausable, with say the exception of a runaway leopard hiding its prey up a tree. A murderer could guise the matter to make it look like something else, but in my opinion, and it is only an opinion, this is a case of suicide, that happened sometime ago. Although I wonder that nothing was seen from the tree before now.[/p][/quote]Hoisting a body so far up into a tree would take a great deal of effort and would take too much time. There'd be too much risk of bring caught in the act. I'd be very surprised if it turned out to be a murder. Still 'hidden in plain sight' springs to mind. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Fab BamBam says...

Why are people continuing to speculate? The police don't yet know exactly what happened so what's with the "I think this..." and "I think that..." ? I'm sure we'll know soon enough. As for the comments on censorship...surely it's about respect? Make whatever jokes you like to your friends & family but when someone's loved one has died does your 'sense of humour' need to be shared publicly?
Why are people continuing to speculate? The police don't yet know exactly what happened so what's with the "I think this..." and "I think that..." ? I'm sure we'll know soon enough. As for the comments on censorship...surely it's about respect? Make whatever jokes you like to your friends & family but when someone's loved one has died does your 'sense of humour' need to be shared publicly? Fab BamBam
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

I certainly hope that when I pop my clogs as many as possible have a good giggle over it. Death, however you look at it, is nothing more than a fact of life.

I'm sure that those with a morbid sense of humour, including the many fire-fighters, police, ambulance crewmembers, funeral directors etc etc who sometimes require one to put their work into perspective and stay sane would agree.
I certainly hope that when I pop my clogs as many as possible have a good giggle over it. Death, however you look at it, is nothing more than a fact of life. I'm sure that those with a morbid sense of humour, including the many fire-fighters, police, ambulance crewmembers, funeral directors etc etc who sometimes require one to put their work into perspective and stay sane would agree. JackJohnson
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Wed 2 Apr 14

KLH says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
KLH says... I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body

-------

Have you had a fallout with the wife ?
Nope, or the husband either - I'm female.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: KLH says... I was walking along the seafront this morning and was looking up at the cliffs - now that would be somewhere to hide a body ------- Have you had a fallout with the wife ?[/p][/quote]Nope, or the husband either - I'm female. KLH
  • Score: 1

1:56pm Wed 2 Apr 14

AKKA says...

The more I read on this - he was 40 feet up a tree, and you don't climb up that high to to hide a body you murdered, nor to hang yourself and it's not high enough (and softish landing) to be sure of killing yourself - I'm wondering if he fell out of a plane's undercarriage as it was coming in to land at Hurn Airport.
The more I read on this - he was 40 feet up a tree, and you don't climb up that high to to hide a body you murdered, nor to hang yourself and it's not high enough (and softish landing) to be sure of killing yourself - I'm wondering if he fell out of a plane's undercarriage as it was coming in to land at Hurn Airport. AKKA
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3:18pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Afterhours says...

I have confidently been advised that a North American Indian tribe buries their elders off the ground.....we need to vote UKIP in to get the protection we might need
I have confidently been advised that a North American Indian tribe buries their elders off the ground.....we need to vote UKIP in to get the protection we might need Afterhours
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3:29pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It is amazing that the body stayed up the tree for the past few months despite the storms and winds that battered the area. It's hardly surprising that an arm fell off.
It is amazing that the body stayed up the tree for the past few months despite the storms and winds that battered the area. It's hardly surprising that an arm fell off. Sir Beachy Head
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5:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

He must have been good at tying knots.
He must have been good at tying knots. JackJohnson
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5:18pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Fab BamBam says...

Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect.
Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect. Fab BamBam
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6:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

Fab BamBam wrote:
Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect.
Way to kill off a thread fella....
[quote][p][bold]Fab BamBam[/bold] wrote: Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect.[/p][/quote]Way to kill off a thread fella.... scrumpyjack
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9:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

stevobath says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Fab BamBam wrote:
Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect.
Way to kill off a thread fella....
I'd call it a reasoned & thoughtful response to those making light of it.

What IF you had a loved one missing at this time? I should imagine it could well be upsetting even more so people making insensitive statements

I don't however see anything wrong in speculating how & why the body got there. Personally it seems likely that it was a suicide or an outside chance of a stowaway falling from a planes undercarriage either of which is tragic. Whatever & whoever , at least they have been found & can now be put to rest once the formalities have been dealt with.

Just my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fab BamBam[/bold] wrote: Death is a fact of life and having humour about it is often the only way to cope (having a terminal illness I would know) but in this instance people are making jokes about what may have happened when we don't yet know what has happened, and I'm sure there are people with a missing loved one wondering if they have now been found and others who have lost a loved one to suicide who may be reading these 'humourous' comments. In this case I don't think there is a place for public humour purely out of respect.[/p][/quote]Way to kill off a thread fella....[/p][/quote]I'd call it a reasoned & thoughtful response to those making light of it. What IF you had a loved one missing at this time? I should imagine it could well be upsetting even more so people making insensitive statements I don't however see anything wrong in speculating how & why the body got there. Personally it seems likely that it was a suicide or an outside chance of a stowaway falling from a planes undercarriage either of which is tragic. Whatever & whoever , at least they have been found & can now be put to rest once the formalities have been dealt with. Just my opinion. stevobath
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1:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

pete woodley wrote:
Benny Dorm wrote:
I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful.

And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved.

So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time.

Best to leave it now, eh?
Fully agree.
The irony of someone commenting on a comment of "maybe the Echo could disable comments" is laughable.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Benny Dorm[/bold] wrote: I too find some of the comments here a little bit distasteful. And for clarification for those who don't know, the police would only use the term suspicious if they suspected foul play and thought that a 3rd party might be involved. So IF it was suicide the police would describe it as not suspicious. Because a suicide would not be suspicious, it would mean they are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. Maybe the Echo could disable comments to prevent any more distasteful remarks being made. After all, this person has had a sad end to their life and what makes it even sadder is the possibility that he was undiscovered for some time. Best to leave it now, eh?[/p][/quote]Fully agree.[/p][/quote]The irony of someone commenting on a comment of "maybe the Echo could disable comments" is laughable. Letcommonsenseprevail
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