Detectives are nonetheless attempting to piece collectively the final moments of a youngster discovered useless in an deserted automotive off the M62.
Najeebullah Nekzad’s physique was found in a gray Fiat Punto on a rustic highway close to West Yorkshire moorland a 12 months in the past this weekend.
The 19-year-old takeaway proprietor, from Ashton-under-Lyne, died of neck accidents.
Police rapidly launched a homicide investigation when his physique was discovered by a PCSO.
However 12 months later, officers have admitted they nonetheless know little or no about Mr Nekzad – and have launched a recent enchantment for info.
Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Twiggs, main the investigation, says officers are eager to seek out out extra about his private life.
“Najeebullah was a younger man along with his life forward of him” he stated.
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“He was a husband and father and was recognized within the native Ashton group, working as a supply driver for the takeaway.
“We imagine that discovering out extra about his private life may very well be the important thing breakthrough we want on this case however we actually know little or no about Najeebullah – anybody who has details about him may assist to make all of the distinction.”
Mr Nekzad initially got here from Afghanistan and nonetheless had hyperlinks to the nation, West Yorkshire Police say.
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Officers imagine he preferred to spend time strolling on the moors and was additionally recognized by the names Zargiya Lewanya, Yousaf Nekzad and Armanii Zargaii.
His physique was discovered by a PCSO on a distant moorland highway shortly earlier than 11.10am on Saturday August 31, 2019.
The gray colored Fiat Punto had been left close to the outdated Nont Sarah’s Lodge, on New Hey Highway, Huddersfield.
Detectives have since established that Najeebullah was final seen leaving work – the Chick Nook takeaway on Previous Road, Ashton-under-Lyne – within the early hours of Wednesday, August 28.
He died of neck accidents and his demise is being handled as a homicide enquiry.
After the invention of Mr Nekzad’s physique final 12 months, officers launched an enchantment to hint three potential witnesses who have been seen within the space between 9.50am and 10.10 am on August 28.
Officers now not want to talk to them as a part of the enquiry.
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Three males aged 36, 28 and 19 who have been arrested on suspicion of homicide in the course of the enquiry have been launched underneath investigation.
Images of Mr Nekzad, taken from his social media profile, have been launched to assist encourage individuals who knew him to return ahead.
Det Chf Supt Twiggs says even his buddies and acquaintances in Afghanistan may assist police to piece collectively extra info that may help the investigation.
He provides: “We all know he got here from Afghanistan initially and nonetheless had hyperlinks there in addition to being well-known on social media – Fb messenger particularly, but in addition WhatsApp.
“His social media contacts and buddies might have recognized him by a special title or thought he was older than the age we have now for him.
“The opposite names we all know he was recognized by have been Zargiya Lewanya, Yousaf Nekzad and Armanii Zargaii.
“He additionally had contacts in Europe – and probably travelled in Germany and Budapest (Hungary) final 12 months.
“We additionally imagine he preferred to spend time strolling on the moors.
“However past that we all know little or no about him and I’m interesting on to anybody who knew him or thinks they knew him – both by his work in Ashton, in individual or by social media to get in contact.
“Though I’m investigating this crime as a West Yorkshire Police officer, as his physique was left within the Kirklees space, I’m additionally interesting to individuals in Ashton-Beneath-Lyne and the broader Better Manchester space to get in contact in the event that they will help.
“Likewise we’re interesting to individuals in Afghanistan who knew him to tell us.”
A devoted cell quantity has been arrange for anybody with details about Mr Nekzad’s demise.
Please name, depart a message, or textual content on 07787 415 174.
Alternatively please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, name the principle police switchboard on 101, or use stay chat right here.
Quote Operation Palmetto or log 438 of 30 August 2019.