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  • 4 June 2014, 4:45

Naked Body On Beach Mystery: New CCTV Video

Police investigating the death of a man found naked and with headphones and a sock in his mouth have released CCTV video of him on the night before his body was discovered.

Officers are hoping the new footage will jog the memories of people who were in Newquay and Perranporth, Cornwall, at the same time and who may remember seeing Alan Jeal.

The 64-year-old's body was found on Perranporth beach on Tuesday February 25, 2014 by a member of the public while out walking his dog around 2pm.

He was naked apart from wearing socks and one walking shoe.

Mr Jeal, who had a set of headphones and a rolled-up sock in his mouth, had multiple injuries to his chest, head and hand.

The white Apple iPhone or iPod style headphones, with volume control, were looped around the back of the sock and were trailing out of his mouth.

There were some signs of possible drowning but it has not been confirmed as the cause of death.

Police originally thought Mr Jeal had caught the bus from Truro to Perranporth on the evening of February 24, but the latest CCTV shows him in Newquay before taking a bus to Perranporth.

He had caught a bus from the Lemon Quay, Truro, to Newquay at around 6.50pm. Previously released CCTV footage shows him waiting with three other people at a bus stop but these people have not been traced.

In the latest video, he is seen getting off a bus at Newquay bus station at 8.16pm on the Monday and walking around the town centre, before returning to the bus station at 9pm.

He then caught the 9.15pm bus to Perranporth.

Mr Jeal is also captured on CCTV in Perranporth between 10.25pm and 10.27pm.

The light blue rain coat he was seen wearing in Truro on the Monday has not been found. The navy Regatta jacket found on the beach is thought to be different to the one he was seen wearing in the CCTV images.

Some of his other belongings are still missing, including a Barclays Bank current account card, a Barclaycard credit card, a Nokia 1110i mobile phone, a third generation iPod shuffle and the rest of the clothing he was wearing.

Mr Jeal, who lived alone in Wadebridge, had recently bought a 10kg weighted training vest and 2kg ankle weights but they have not been located.

Detectives are trying to establish whether they were bought for him to wear or whether he bought them for another reason such as a gift for someone else.

Anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 381 of 1 March 2014.

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