POLICE investigating the murder of Bradford man Tyron Charles have confirmed he was shot dead.
Detectives this afternoon formally identified a body found on moorland close Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope, on Wednesday as that of Mr Charles, 29.
A 28-year-old man remains in custody in connection with the murder, and the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are continuing to appeal for information.
Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, who is leading the investigation, said: “A post mortem conducted yesterday determined that Mr Tyron Charles died as a result of a gunshot wound.
“His family continue to be supported by family liaison officers and we continue to appeal for anyone with information which may assist this inquiry to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team on 101, quoting 13170414379.
“Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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Mr Charles’s family had already paid tribute to him on social media yesterday, describing him as someone who “loved his family beyond words.”
Mr Charles, of Unity Street South, Bingley, had last been seen in Denholme on the night of Wednesday, September 6.
Police had spent weeks searching for his body, focusing on areas including the Doe Park outdoor activity centre, Denholme’s Hillcrest estate, and Oxenhope Moor.
A 61-year-old woman and a 60 year-old man, both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, were released from custody yesterday pending further investigations.
James Sutcliffe, 28, of Hillcrest Road, Denholme, has previously been charged with Mr Charles’s murder and is next due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on October 19.