Kersal Dale murder victim, 67, is named and pictured after human remains found

The victim at the centre of a major murder investigation in Salford has been named as Stuart Everett.

The probe was launched by Greater Manchester Police on April 4 after body parts were found at Kersal Dale. Further remains were then uncovered at Blackleach Reservoir and Colliery Wood over this weekend.

Yesterday morning (April 29), more suspected human remains were uncovered in an alleywa[1]y close to the railway lines off Worsley Road in Winton. Police have today named the victim at the centre of the investigation as 67-year-old Stuart Everett.

Mr Everett ‘resided in the local area’, detectives said. Formal identification has not yet taken place, but DNA samples have been sent for urgent forensic analysis.

Mr Everett’s family are being supported by specialist officers. “In the last 48 hours they have heard the most devastating news that anyone could hear, and our thoughts remain with them as they begin to process this”, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

The force added: “Our fast-moving investigation has rapidly progressed over the last three days, and throughout the investigation, we have seen many resources deployed to Salford. The resources will continue to be deployed as we look to recover more evidence and build a fuller picture of the circumstances that led to our victim’s death.

Police at Blackleach Country Park
Police at Blackleach Country Park

“The remains found at the other three locations in Salford are still to be tested, but we are confident they belong to the same victim.”

Michal Jaroslaw Polchowski, 68, and Marcin Majerkiewicz, 42, have been charged with murder. The pair, both of Worsley Road, Eccles, appeared at Tameside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth. They were remanded into custody to appear at Manchester Crown Court today.

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes from GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “My thoughts and the thoughts of officers and staff across Greater Manchester Police are with Stuart’s family at this traumatic time. Family Liaison Officers are supporting them through each update in our investigation.

Police block cut-through on Worsley Road
Police block cut-through on Worsley Road

“My officers and detectives, alongside additional resources from across the force, worked tirelessly over the last three days to secure charges. We are grateful for the public’s continued help and support throughout this case.

“We understand the shockwaves this has caused throughout the community and beyond, and we hope you are reassured by the pace of our investigation and also our large police presence in the areas as we continue to make enquiries. We have officers drawn from different teams and units in GMP who have helped us search and their efforts do not go unnoticed, and they have all played an important role to help us get to this stage in our investigation.

“We said right at the start that our investigation will not stop until we have every stone unturned, and this continues to be the case. Our investigation has been a huge process so far, and we will continue to push forward in our enquiries to find answers for Stuart’s family.”

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