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Death Of Jairo Medina, Carer Found In Hyde Park, Shrouded In Mystery

He was a professional carer from Chelsea.

15/08/2016 15:21 | Updated 15 August 2016

Mystery surrounds the death of a carer whose body was found in Hyde Park last week as police launch a murder probe into his death. 

Officers have named 62-year-old Jairo Medina as the man who was found near Speakers’ Corner shortly before 6am on Friday.

He was a professional carer from Chelsea.

Police were called to Hyde Park after a member of the public found a man with injuries. 

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Jairo Medina has been named as the man whose body was found near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park on Friday.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Saturday showed Medina was the victim of an assault, but it is not yet clear what caused his death.

Medina’s next of kin have been informed. 

His heartbroken flatmate told the Standard: “At the moment we don’t know anything at all about how he met his death.

“All we know is that his body was found in Hyde Park and he had injuries. Basically someone had beaten him up and he was left with these severe injuries.

“It is too early to say what happened - it was only two days ago. But we had been living together for 11 years.

“I have been with the detectives ever since trying to figure out what happened.

Police cordons were put in place at the scene, which is near the mosaic to commemorate The Reformers’ Tree in Hyde Park.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched a murder investigation.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area between the evening of Thursday, 11 August and the early hours of Friday, 12 August prior to when the victim’s body was found.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or has information that may assist the investigation is asked to call police via 101.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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