MYSTERY surrounds the death of man whose body was found in a house in Brighouse just months after his release from prison.
The body of John Kerry, 38, was found in South Street, Waring Green, at 9.30am on Friday morning. He was said to be trying to turn his life around.
Mr Kerry’s nephew Simon Rastrick, of St Martin’s View, Waring Green, said his uncle was well liked.
“He had just come out of prison and was looking to set up a gardening business,” said Mr Rastrick.
“He was a good laugh and always having a joke.”
Manvir Dhada, of Waring Green Stores, said Mr Kerry was a regular in the shop. “He was well-known locally and I had seen him the day before I heard the news. It was a big shock.”
Mr Kerry was also a regular at his local, The Prince Albert.
Landlord Terry Crewe said he started calling in several months ago when he was on release from prison.
“He was very quiet and never caused trouble,” he said.
Mr Kerry had two sons, Thomas, 21, and Mason, 16.
Following an inconclusive post mortem, scientists are now carrying out further toxicology tests to help determine the cause of death but the results may take weeks to come back.
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