Alan Jeal's family 'desperate for answers' over death

CCTV image of Alan Eric Jeal Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Police say Alan Jeal's death is being treated as suspicious

The family of a man whose naked body was washed up on a Cornish beach have said they are "desperate for answers" about his death

Alan Jeal, 64, of Wadebridge, was found on Perranporth Beach on 25 February.

Detectives are treating his death as suspicious because of unexplained injuries found on his body

In a statement, Mr Jeal's family said: "Alan was a mild-mannered, gentle man who was very interested in minerals, mining and surfing."

They added: "We are shocked and deeply saddened that Alan's life has been cut short and are desperate for answers as to what happened."

Devon and Cornwall Police said the injuries Mr Jeal had suffered were "not consistent with drowning" and could not be easily explained.

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