Man found deceased in Birkenhead Park lake identified

Merseyside Police has issued the following statement regarding the man who was found deceased in a lake in Birkenhead Park Yesterday.

“We can confirm that the body of a man found in Birkenhead Park on Thursday 30 December is that of missing 76-year-old John Connors.

“He has been formally identified and officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.

“His death is being treated as unexplained and a post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of his death.”

Merseyside Police yesterday, Wednesday 29 December, continued to appeal for help in finding the 76-year-old man who was reported missing.

John Connors, also known as Ronny, was last seen in Bedford Road in Birkenhead on 30 November.

He was known to frequent allotments in Wirral, Storeton Woods and Birkenhead Park. He had also previously travelled to Southport. 

Main Image: Jamie Harvey

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