London: Burning body suspect due in court

BBC News
Jan 3 2005

Burning body suspect due in court

One man has already been charged with murdering Mr Amirian

A man is due to appear before magistrates charged with the murder of
a man whose burning body was found on the Cambs/Northants border.
Armenian Havhannes Amirian’s remains were found at Upton in December
2002. Misha Chatsjatrjan, from Oldenzaal in the Netherlands, was
arrested by Dutch police on 12 January.

He is due before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court. Police worked on
the case for more than a year before identifying the dead man as Mr

‘Unknown male’

At one stage it was feared the body, which was found in a wood, might
never be identified.

It led to Peterborough coroner Gordon Ryall taking the unusual step
of allowing the man to be buried in a grave marked “Unknown Male”.

However after the police made a breakthrough in the case the inquest
was briefly resumed for Mr Amirian’s identity to be announced, more
than a year after his death.

The inquest heard that Mr Amirian was born in Armenia and had family
connections in the Ukraine. However, most recently he had lived in
Belgium and England.

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