Man On The Moor Was “A Lovely Man”

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The last couple of days we have posted the story of The Body On The Moor. Then last night we watched the Channel 4 documentary telling the same story and yet there are still so many unanswered questions. Our number one question is; why did a man with no connection with Saddleworth Moor fly all the way to London from Pakistan, travel to Manchester then go out onto the moors apparently just to kill himself? No mobile, no identification of any kind with no apparent family or friends coming forward.

Man On The Moor Identified

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Yesterday we told you of the Body on The Moor while yesterday afternoon the inquest into the man’s death was held where we hoped to find out who he was. It turns out the man was David Lytton, 67, from London. He was discovered at Dove Stone Reservoir in Greater Manchester on 12 December 2015. It took police more than a year to establish his identity, and a pathologist said the most likely cause of death was strychnine poisoning. Coroner Simon Nelson said he could not be sure of Mr Lytton’s “intention”. He stated: “Whilst accepting he died of his own hand, the only appropriate conclusion I can reach is an open conclusion.”

The Man On The Moor

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Artist’s Impression of The Man On The Moor.

Here at Jammy Toast we love a good mystery. However, the mystery surrounding the body found on Saddleworth More a couple of years ago just brings with it sadness for the dead man and sorrow for the family somewhere in the world who is missing this man. What bring it to mind at the moment is the start today of the inquest into the death of the man. The body was discovered at Dove Stone Reservoir in Greater Manchester on 12th December 2015. The “provisional” cause of death has been given as “strychnine poisoning”. A full inquest was scheduled to begin at Heywood Coroner’s Court earlier today at 2:00pm. His death sparked worldwide interest as a police investigation was launched to identify the body of the man nicknamed Neil Dovestones by mortuary workers at Royal Oldham Hospital.