A Canadian has been identified as a man police in Britain found dead at a recycling facility, according to his family.
Brent Elsey says his nephew, Garrett Elsey of Sherwood Park, Alta., had been in Britain only a few hours when police in Bristol found his body on Thursday morning.
A BBC report says police are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death, and that officers searched stops where trucks collected bins for the facility.
Mr. Elsey, 22, had recently completed a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Ottawa’s Carleton University.
His uncle says Mr. Elsey was to begin a master’s degree in international security in Bristol.
“It’s been very, very devastating. It’s a very extensive family,” Brent Elsey said on Saturday. “We all thought he was going to turn into something very special.”
Brent Elsey says police in Britain contacted the RCMP, who contacted the family. He also says the unexplained circumstances of his nephew’s death have also been making it hard on the family.