UPDATED: Murder victim died from head injury

Nash Park traveller site
Nash Park traveller site
  • Police launched a murder probe after body found at traveller site in Nash
  • The victim has been formally identified as 31-year-old dad Adam Fanelli
  • Tests show he died from head injuries

A 31-year-old dad who was found dead at a traveller site died from a head injury.

Scrap metal dealer Adam Fanelli was found dead at the Nash Park site in Winslow Road on Tuesday morning and test results have now formally identified him.

Police arrived at the scene soon after a call from the ambulance service around 9am and a road block was put in place between the village and the A421 while forensic investigators gathered evidence.

Detectives from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit are following a number of leads to establish the circumstances of the death. Mr Fanelli’s next of kin have been informed.

Friends and relatives took to Facebook to express their shock and pay tribute to the dad, who worked as a scrap metal dealer and previously attended Central Bedfordshire College.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Simon Steel, said that the police would like to speak with anyone who knows anything about the lead up to Mr Fanelli’s death.

He said: “Detectives from Major Crime are conducting ongoing enquiries to establish the circumstances of Mr Fanelli’s death.

“Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting Mr Fanelli’s family at this difficult time.

“I would like to continue to appeal to anyone who has any information which may assist with our enquiries to please call 101 to speak to an officer. Officers from the local Neighbourhood Team will continue to patrol locally to provide reassurance and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach an officer.”

If you do not want to speak directly to police contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.