Garrett Elsey death at Bristol recycling plant 'not suspicious'

  • 1 October 2012
  • From the section Bristol
Garrett Elsey
Image caption Canadian student Garrett Elsey was found at Avonmouth's New Earth Solutions waste centre

The death of a man whose body was found at a waste recycling plant in Bristol is not being treated a suspicious, police said.

Canadian student Garrett Elsey, 22, was found at the New Earth Solutions waste centre in Avonmouth on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination has taken place but further investigations will be carried out before the cause of death can be confirmed.

Avon and Somerset police said they had an "open mind" about the death.

Police searched bins in nine locations across Bristol and officers have now concentrated their search at a block of flats in Hotwells.

The family of Mr Elsey, who lived in Alberta in Canada, has been informed of the death.

The University of Bristol said it was "saddened" to hear of Mr Elsey's death and offered its condolences to his family.

Mr Elsey had recently finished an undergraduate degree in Ottawa and arrived in Bristol to begin a Master of Science degree in International Security in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

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