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Christopher Brahney - post mortem result
9:57am Thursday 12th July 2012 in News
A POST mortem into the death of Timperley man Christopher Brahney has proven inconclusive.
Christopher, 22, went missing after attending a Stone Roses gig at Heaton Park and his body was found in the Manchester Ship Canal on Monday.
Police have issued an appeal to anyone who saw Christopher in Manchester city centre in the early hours June 30. He is believed to have returned to the Rosenfields car park to collect shoes he had bought the previous day.
The car park is on Thornley Brow near the Shudehill tram station.
Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes said: “The post mortem brought an inconclusive result, but, as a routine, samples have been sent for toxicology tests.
“We understand Chris walked from Shudehill, past a number of pubs, to Deansgate.
“Anyone who saw Chris in Manchester city centre, carrying a Primark bag, is urged to contact police as soon as possible.”
Moving tributes have flowed for Christopher on the social networking site Facebook and a statement was issued on behalf of his parents, Stuart and Jane, thanking everyone who had helped in the search for their missing son.
It read: “The family would like to thank everyone for all the kind words, thoughts and prayers that you have sent our way. Thank you for all the support, it has given them immense strength and courage.”
Georgina Bennion Bowers said on Facebook: “Even though he's gone “His memory still remains in our hearts.
“His smile and face will never fade.
“We think of him as we go on each day.
“The good times we remember.”
Christopher was last seen by friends at 11pm on June 29 after he returned to the concert site to find his mobile phone. This sparked a huge search by police and well wishers for the former Wellington School pupil and the Facebook campaign set up to help the search had more than 120,000 followers.
* Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7652.