CONFIRMED: Remains Found Near Bristol Were Of DJ Derek
If you’re not familiar with the story, Bristol DJ Derek Serpell-Morris (known simply as DJ Derek) had gone missing in his hometown back in July of 2015, which led to an extensive search, support from peers (including Massive Attack’s Daddy G, who held a fundraiser concert) and even doppelgängers thought to be the missing DJ. Last week, someone found human remains near Cribbs Causeway…more recently, DNA tests have confirmed that the body found was DJ Derek.
Said a spokesman for Avon and Somerset police:
Derek’s family have been updated and our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time. A post-mortem examination carried out earlier this week was inconclusive and further tests are being progressed, but we’re not treating Derek’s death as suspicious. We’re continuing to carry out further inquiries on behalf of the coroner’s office.