The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crimes Unit have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a man in Bushey.
A call was made to police at 10:45pm on Sunday, January 23 after the discovery of an unresponsive man inside a flat on the High Street.
The man in his 40s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by attending officers.
The incident is now being investigated as a murder following a post-mortem.
Leading the investigation is Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, who said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. Specialist officers continue to provide support and we request that the family’s privacy is respected.
“Our investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances around what happened and we are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.
“Did you see or hear anything suspicious in the area between Saturday night and Sunday evening? Any information at all could greatly assist our enquiries.”
Hertsmere Chief Inspector Mark Bilsdon said: “I appreciate incidents of this nature cause a great deal of concern among the community. I would like to reassure people that we are doing all we can to investigate the circumstances around what happened. Officers remain in the area, so please do not hesitate to speak with them if you have any concerns.”
Information can be reported online at www.herts.police.uk/report, through an online web chat at www.herts.police.uk/contact or through calling the police’s non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Pochade.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, or through their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.