Scientists are striving to help police reveal the identity of a man whose body was found in woods by producing a computer-generated e-fit.
Police enlisted the help of Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Liverpool John Moores Universitys Face Lab, to produce computer-generated life-like image.
The remains were discovered by a Cotswolds forestry worker close to the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, last May.
Despite being found close to a busy road there is no evidence to suggest the man was killed in a road accident and police are not treating his death as suspicious.
Police failed to reveal his identity despite having a DNA sample run through national and missing persons databases.
Police also sought help from a forensic anthropologist, and odontologist, who specialise in examining bones and teeth.
They say the man was white, between 5ft 5in and 5ft 8in tall, was possibly of large build and aged between 28 and 31, but could be as old as 55.
His teeth were said to be in good condition and would have received dental treatment.
Police are unable to say how long the corpse had been lying there due to snowfall at the start of 2018 but estimate anything from six to 18 months.
When the remains were found, close to the A419 Stroud Road, he was wearing a black or dark grey Peter Storm raincoat, a grey or blue short-sleeved shirt with hand stitched repairs on the rear shoulder seam, a black Blue Harbour gilet and blue trousers with a dark leather belt.
A pair of dark trainers with a white sole and a beige baseball cap were also found next to the body, along with a Karrimor rucksack covered in a white plastic bag in an attempt at waterproofing.
A small Sony wireless FM radio and a wind-up torch were found nearby but no mobile phones, wallets, sleeping bags or tents were recovered.
Detective Sergeant Richard Smith said: Despite working closely with other agencies, the coroner, the NHS, the Department for Work and Pensions and the National Crime Agency, we have been unable to identify this person.
We are satisfied this is a non-suspicious death but this in no way diminishes our desire to identify this man.
We believe the public hold the key to revealing who this person was and we are now appealing for their help to identify this man.
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