Avon and Somerset Police are now appealing for the public’s help after the body of man was found near Saltford on Monday morning (28th September).
A member of the public found the body on a footpath off the Bath Road at around 8.30am.
His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is under way to ascertain a cause of death.
Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters, the North East Area Commander, said: “We’re issuing a description and details of clothing the man was wearing to try and identify him.
“He was white, aged in his thirties or forties, of slim build, with shoulder length wavy mousey brown hair and a dark coloured beard and moustache.
“He didn’t have any tattoos or obvious scars but he did have two piercings in his left ear.
“He was wearing a beige long sleeve fleece top with a zip that ran from the middle of the chest up.
“The make of the fleece was Eisenegger and there was a small logo on the right arm.
“He also wore a pair of beige chino-style trousers which were loosely fitted and a pair of brown Dr Martin walking boots.
“We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry including forensic searches and witness statements as we seek to find out how this man died.
“At the moment we cannot rule out that this is linked to an earlier incident which was reported to us involving a man on the Victoria Bridge Road in Bath.
“The man was in a distressed state and made comments to a passer-by about a woman who may have been injured or harmed.
“As a result, we’re keen to talk to anyone who recognises the description of the man or who was in the area of Victoria Bridge Road between 3am and 8.30am yesterday as they may have information which could help us.
“I recognise this might cause concern within the local community and I would like to reassure people we have a team of officers working on this investigation and our primary aim is to identify the man and find his next of kin.
“A forensic post-mortem examination is currently being held which will help to establish a cause of death.”
Anyone with information is asked to call us via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting log number 150 of 28/09.