A fresh appeal has been launched to find the killer of a man whose body was found in a Birmingham canal three years ago.
Darren Round was last seen walking on the towpath near Wharf Road Bridge towards Shannon Tunnel in Kings Norton in the early hours of 15th February 2020.
His body was pulled from the canal near Masshouse Lane at around 8.40am the same day.
A post mortem examination revealed that he’d suffered “significant facial injuries” before entering water which are consistent with him being assaulted.
Detective Superintendent Shaun Edwards, from West Midlands Police, said: “We have never given up in our quest to bring Darren’s family the answers they are entitled to – and our commitment to ensuring whoever is responsible does face justice, remains as strong as ever.
“That is why we’re asking for people to take a moment and think back to the night of those storms and consider if they do have information that will help with our investigation.
“We remain certain that someone knows who is responsible for Darren’s death and has the piece of information which will be vital in helping us bring them before the courts.
“You may believe that your information won’t matter, but it could be the detail that helps gives Darren’s family some peace.”
A £20,000 Crimestoppers reward is in place for information leading to Darren’s killer.
Detectives say he was wearing a blue coat and a rucksack when he left his mother Sheila’s home the previous evening.
He withdrew money from a cash machine at the Post Office in Kings Norton Green at about 7.45pm and purchased alcohol from an off licence before making the near five-mile walk into the city centre along canal towpaths – the same route he would later return along.
Anyone with information can call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.