Man found dead in Chigwell named locally as Irtaza Hussain, 21, from Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 16:21 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:46 16 September 2013

Irtaza Hussain was found dead in Chigwell on September 11. Picture: Facebook

Irtaza Hussain was found dead in Chigwell on September 11. Picture: Facebook


The man found dead in Chigwell yesterday afternoon has been named locally as 21-year-old Irtaza Hussain, from Dagenham.

Police said a body was found in Hainault Forest, opposite Lakeland Close, shortly after 4.20pm.

A spokesman added: “The deceased is believed to be a 22-year-old man from Dagenham who was reported missing earlier that day.”

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

Friends of the man have flooded Twitter with tributes to Irtaza.

Ale Natiq wrote: “Farewell Irtaza Hussain - I just hope you’ve found the peace you missed for so long.”

The Ex-Muslims Forum described the young man as a “sensitive and beautiful soul”.

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