Salford murder victim named and pictured after human remains found

His family are being supported.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th April 2024

The victim of a major murder investigation in Salford has been named and pictured by police.

Detectives are ‘confident’ that the victim is Stuart Everett, 67, though formal identification is yet to take place.

A major investigation was launched on 4 April after body parts wrapped in plastic were found in Kersal Dale.

Further human remains were then discovered at Blackleach Reservoir and Colliery Wood over last weekend.

DNA samples have been sent away for urgent forensic analysis, after which the victim’s identity will be formally confirmed.


Stuart’s family are being supported by specially-trained GMP officers.

GMP said: “In the last 48 hours they have heard the most devastating news that anyone could hear, and our thoughts remain with them as they begin to process this.”


Two men have been charged with murder and will appear at Manchester Crown Court this morning.

A large police presence will continue to be deployed around Salford as GMP looks to recover more evidence.

The remains found at the other three locations in Salford are still to be tested, but GMP says it is ‘confident’ that they belong to the same victim.


Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes from GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “My thoughts and the thoughts of officers and staff across Greater Manchester Police are with Stuart’s family at this traumatic time. Family Liaison Officers are supporting them through each update in our investigation.

“On behalf of Stuart’s loved ones, I ask the public and the press to please respect their wishes for peace and privacy while they process this most devastating news. 

“My officers and detectives, alongside additional resources from across the force, have worked tirelessly over the last three days to secure charges.

“We are grateful for the public’s continued help and support throughout this case. We understand the shockwaves this has caused throughout the community and beyond, and we hope you are reassured by the pace of our investigation and also our large police presence in the areas as we continue to make enquiries.

“We have officers drawn from different teams and units in GMP who have helped us search and their efforts do not go unnoticed, and they have all played an important role to help us get to this stage in our investigation.


“We said right at the start that our investigation will not stop until we have every stone unturned, and this continues to be the case. Our investigation has been a huge process so far, and we will continue to push forward in our enquiries to find answers for Stuart’s family.”

Michal Jaroslaw Polchowski (25/04/1956) and Marcin Majerkiewicz (10/04/1982) both of Worsley Road, Eccles, have been charged with murder. They are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court this morning (30 April 2024).

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