The man, believed to be in his 50s and known by his friends as ‘grandad’, was found in Honiton Court off Devonshire Close, Newbold on Wednesday.
Police believe they know who he is but have been unable to contact relatives for a formal identification. Two men in their 30s have been arrested. Det Supt Andy Hough said: “If anybody can help with the search for his relations please contact us.”
Officers are investigating an assault on a man in St John’s Road on Tuesday night which could be linked to the death of ‘grandad’.