Six bodies of six men with no names found floating in waters

No family, friends or loved ones came forward when the lifeless bodies of these six people were found in waters.

Their identities remain a mystery, what led them to their deaths remains unknown and their life’s achievements remain untold.

However the UK Missing Persons Unit continues to appeal for any information for these six people, who deserve to be recognised.

Due to the circumstances in which they were found there are cases in which there are only a few identifying features left by which they could be recognised.

In other cases there are distinguishing features including what they were wearing that could spark memories.

Here we take a look at the cases of six men who remain unidentified.

If you have any information about any of the cases listed you can contact the Missing Persons Unit here.

Decomposed body of man

The decomposed body of a man was pulled from the River Mersey on July 29, 1980.

The man was described as white European, aged between 25 – 30, of medium build and 6ft 2ins tall.

Cold grey weather day on the banks of the River Mersey at Wallasey.
There are bodies of people pulled from the River Mersey that are yet to be identified years on from when they were found
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

He is believed to have been in the water for at least two to three weeks before he was found.

His hair and eye colour are not known.

Man wearing a full suit with pocket watch

The body of a man was recovered from the Pier Head of the River Mersey on May 13, 1984.

He was described as aged between 50- 60, white European, 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build.

The circumstances surrounding his death or how long he had been in the water are not known.

Other distinguishing features for the man were listed as lacking upper and lower teeth and he had cataracts in both eyes.

When pulled from the water he was wearing what appears to be listed as a full suit including; a Grey/Green Worsted jacket, with charcoal coloured trousers, a white shirt, blue/grey Herringbone waistcoat, socks, Longjohns and size 8 plastic black shoes.

On the man’s person was a ‘Services’ brand pocket watch and he also had a number of possessions including a black fold over wallet, brown plastic spectacles, French make which would have been worn by a very short sighted person, two loose spectacle cases, penknife, ‘Henry Winterman’ Cigar tin (5 Size), expanding metal armbands, London-Runcorn-Liverpool train timetable, a copy of the Sporting life newspaper dated 26.8.1983 and part of the Standard newspaper dated 01.07.1982.

Man with tartan tie

The body of a man was pulled from Morpeth Dock on June 5, 1972.

He is believed to be between 25-35, white European, of thin build, 5ft 1ns tall and had light brown receding hair and grey eyes.

Police believe he had been in the water for approximately 12 hours on discovery.

Dealing with grief and loss

If you have been affected by any of the details mentioned in this story there are people who can help you.

Most people grieve when they lose something or someone important to them.

The way grief affects you depends on lots of things, including what kind of loss you have suffered, your upbringing, your beliefs or religion, your age, your relationships, and your physical and mental health.

Grieving is a totally normal process but there are way to get help if you need support.

Your GP is a good place to start. They can give you advice about other support services, refer you to a counsellor, or prescribe medication if needed.

Or you can contact support organisations directly, such as Cruse Bereavement Care (0808 808 1677) Samaritans (116 123) or Love Jasmine.

Other distinguishing features are noted as he had a scar/cut on his left lip and was lacking teeth.

His clothes were also quite distinguishable as he was found wearing a dark grey Jackson brand suit with a white Peter England brand shirt, a Count Christie foreign brand t-shirt and a blue/green, pure wool, Grenville brand tartan tie.

His footwear was black size 8 lace up shoes with leather soles and back rubber heels.

On his person he was found with a ‘Accurist’ wristlet watch which was gold plated with a a black leather strap and he also had black and gold rim glasses, three keys on a chrome/steel ring including a Yale key marked N.M.13.

Man with No 6 JP cigarettes

The body of a man was pulled from the River Dee on August 24, 1984.

He is believed to have been aged between 65-75, 5ft 10 ins, of thin build and white European.

His hair was grey and cut short and he had hazel eyes.

The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are noted as he was seen at 6.45pm on the evening he was found, putting his head in the River Dee in Chester.

The only distinguishing features noted were unspecified peculiarities on his ears and lacking lower teeth.

He was found in clothing described as a two piece suit supported by braces in black, a white shirt, with a black patterned tie, with lace up black shoes and a belt.

He had £9.46 in cash on his person and a packet of ‘No 6 JP’ cigarettes.

Man who died 12 days before he was found

The body of a man was found on the banks of the River Mersey on September 11, 1983.

He is believed to have been aged between 40-60, of stocky build, 5ft 8ins and white European.

Police believe he died approximately 12 days prior to being found on the banks of the Mersey close to the port where it joins Manchester Ship Canal.

His hair colour was said to be grey receding however his eye colour is not noted.

Distinguishing features listed are ‘small tidy hands’ and two front teeth smaller than the rest.

He was wearing a red tie when found and black and grey pattered socks.

Man jumped into Mersey

The body of a man was pulled from the River Mersey on August 1, 1999.

He was believed to have been aged between 40-80, 5ft 11ns and described as fat in build.

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His hair was grey short and he had blue eyes.

The circumstances of his death are noted as he was seen to jump into the River Mersey at Seaforth Rocks, Crosby and subsequently drowned.

He was wearing a dark green tweed, size 42 reg, Sergio Rossie branded jacket, with black trousers, a white shirt, back belt and Freewalk brand black slip on shoes.

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