Family appeals for information to solve Potters Bar death puzzle

PUBLISHED: 11:05 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:22 10 December 2014

A van like this one may be connected to  the death of Millton Papadopulos

A van like this one may be connected to the death of Millton Papadopulos


Police have enlisted the family of a Potters Bar man to appeal for help to solve the mystery of his death.

Forty-one-year-old Milton Papadopoulos was found dead at his home in Parkfield View on Wednesday, October 22, but a post-mortem failed to find how he died.

Police arrested a Hoddesdon man for murder, but have released him and are treating the death as “unexplained”.

Milton’s family said: “As Christmas fast approaches, Milton’s loss weighs even heavier on all of our hearts. “This loss is particularly difficult as we still do not know the exact circumstances surrounding our son’s death.

“We’ve been left devastated by the loss of our beloved son and there’s a huge void in all our lives. We cannot even start to think about getting any sense of closure until we know what happened to our son.”

Police are still trying to trace the occupants of a white Vauxhall Combo van, seen in the street two days before a family member found the body.

The family continued: “The occupant or occupants of the van may hold vital information that could assist the investigation into Milton’s death and help us to understand what happened to our son. If you were the driver or a passenger, or have any information about who may have been in the van, please come forward.

“Someone out there has information that will assist the police with their investigation. Please either contact them directly or, if you’re not comfortable speaking to them, contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously.”

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Unit’s incident room via 01707 355666.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times