Plea to find family of man who passed away in local hostel

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Stafford Street in Walsall. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

Yet another in a sudden spate of requests from Walsall Council to help trace the family of unfortunate souls who passed away locally seemingly without immediate friends or relatives.

I will always run these requests when I receive them – it must be horrid to lose a relative and not know; and nobody should pass unmourned if at all possible. Please share this request as widely as possible.

Yesterday, Walsall Environmental Heath Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Alexander Grey, who passed away in a local hostel on the 9th March 2015.

The Department issued the following request:

Plea for family of deceased man

Local residents are being asked for their help in finding family members of a man who’s recently passed away.

Mr Alexander Grey, aged 58, was born on 25 January 1957.

He passed away on 9 March 2015 at Happy Times hostel in Stafford Street, Walsall.

Neil Harris, principal environmental health officer, said: ‘Mr Grey has been estranged from his family.

‘His wife died about 14 years ago and he has children but has had no contact with them for many years.

‘We understand that he used to travel as a psychic.

‘He was transferred to Happy Times from East Staffs Council but we are uncertain of where he lived before arriving in Walsall.

‘We would encourage anyone who thinks they may have information to get in touch.’

Please contact Rebecca Evans on 01922 653052 with any information.

Thanks in advance. If anyone would prefer no to contact the council directly for whatever reason, email me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot come and I’ll pass any messages on. 


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