Devon and Cornwall Police are looking to the boating community to help solve a Cornish murder
Fifty-six-year-old Peter Solheims’ body was pulled from the sea some five miles from Blackhead, Falmouth, during the morning of Friday 18 June 2004. A post-mortem has shown that he drowned, but he had also suffered additional injuries, details of which are yet to be released.
An incident room has been set up at Falmouth Police Station, and witnesses have come forward to say that they had seen Peter(pictured left)on the outer pontoon at Mylor harbour, sometime during the afternoon of Monday 16 June 2004.
He left the pontoon in his dinghy the Izzwizz, with another man who police have yet to identify. The vessel was later found drifting back in Mylor harbour, with the keys still in the ignition.
Peter had previously spoken of meeting a man called Charlie, and then going onto a larger boat in Mylor harbour.
Charlie, or the bigger boat the two men were going to, have yet to be identified.
Officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Inspector Neil Best said: “Finding the Izzwizz(pictured left)
is an important step in solving this crime. There is a large boating community who may have been in the Mylor area around Wednesday 16 June, and we would like to speak to anyone who used the harbour in the days around Peters disappearance.
“We are very keen to speak with Charlie, and anyone who may have seen Peter before he went missing on the 16th.
“We also appeal to anyone who may have taken video footage, or still pictures at Mylor around the 16 June 2004, and we are asking them to get in touch.”
The police can be contacted via the incident room at Falmouth on 01326 213466, or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.