Appeal After Body Found in Car
March 24, 2016, 12:17 pm
Detectives investigating the murder of Vilson Meshi in Basildon are appealing for information after a flare was discovered in his vehicle.
Vilson Meshi â€™s body was found in the back of his Audi in Pincey MeadÂ just before 5pm on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
There was fire damage inside the car and his death is being treated as murder.
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Upon searching the car, officers discovered a Hansson Ikaros red hand held flare.
DCI Stephen Jennings of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, who is leading the investigation, said: â€œWe believe a flare of the variety pictured aboveÂ was used to start the fire in the car.
â€œIâ€™m appealing to anyone with knowledge of these flares being in circulation in the local area.
â€œDo you know anyone with these flares in their possession? Have you been offered any for sale? Please call my team if you can help with these enquiries.â€
Detectives have also released moving CCTV and still images of someone on a pedal cycle they want to find as part of the investigation.
The person, who is wearing a hood, appears to be trying to open car doors just before 2.15am on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
DCI Stephen Jennings of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, who is leading the investigation, said: â€œOur enquiries have found this person was captured on CCTV in Pincey Mead in the early hours of the morning before Vilsonâ€™s body was discovered in his Audi.
â€œI need to find this person to understand what they were doing in the area at that time as part of my work to establish who was responsible for Vilsonâ€™s death.â€
Two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, all from Basildon, were arrested on suspicion of murder on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, 2016. They have all been released on bail pending further investigation until April 14.
Another 16-year-old boy from Basildon was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, March 3. He has also been released pending further enquiries until Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
MrÂ Meshi was formally of Pincey Mead, BasildonÂ but had most recently been living in Glossop, Manchester.
Anyone who knows who this person is, or if it is you, please contact DCI Jenningsâ€™ team at the Brentwood major crime team on 101 or email [email protected] Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Source: Essex Police