Steven Greenway, aged 49, was found dead at his flat in Riverside Heights on Dock Road in Tilbury on Monday January 18. A subsequent forensic post-mortem indicated that he may have been assaulted before he died and his death is being treated as suspicious.
His mother, Joan, said: “Steven was a much loved son, dad and, since last August, a granddad. His death has caused us all a great deal of pain and heartache.
“If anyone out there has even what seems like a tiny piece of information, please, speak to the police as soon as possible.
“To the person or persons who may be involved in Steven’s death I would say if you have any conscience or one iota of decency then please speak to the police – help them and maybe even yourselves.
“We need this case closed and only then can we say Steven is at peace and we can start to recover from this dreadful tragedy.”
Police are continuing enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding his death and want to hear from anyone who had seen Steven or spoken to him in the days leading up to his death.
Detective Inspector, Alan Pitcher said: “We are currently treating Steven’s death as suspicious and exploring the possibility he was assaulted in the Riverside Heights area around January 13.
“I’m keen to speak to anyone who knows of Steven’s last movements or who is aware of any disturbance happening in Riverside Heights in the week commencing January 11.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. It offers rewards of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of offenders.