Coroner seeks help in identifying man after death in Sheffield

Sheffield's coroner has issued an appeal for help in formally identifying a man following his death in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 9:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 3:11 pm
Inquests are held at Sheffield's Medico-Legal Centre

HM Coroner Chris Dorries has opened an inquest into the death of the man, who is believed to be 64-year-old John Barker, who was found dead in his home in Halfway in June.

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But he has not yet been formally identified and efforts to trace his next of kin have not proven successful.

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His death is to be referred to Sheffield Council’s 'Executor Services' to deal with his funeral and estate.

A full inquest is due to be held later this year.

Anyone who may be able to help should call 0114 2738721.