The Major Crime Investigation team which brings together specialist investigative staff from both Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire Police have been conducting enquiries into the death of Matthew Symonds, 34, from Swindon.
Mr Symonds was found deceased at a waste facility in Avonmouth on 1 August 2014. It has been established that his body was transported with commercial recycling waste from a location in the centre of Swindon.
A preliminary Post Mortem examination has been completed and further tests are being carried out. However we can confirm that his death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared on behalf of H M Coroner. An inquest will be held at a later date.
A referral has also been made to the Health and Safety Executive.
Susan Symonds (Nan) and Rachel Symonds (Aunt) have paid the following tribute to Matthew:
“The whole family are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Matthew in such circumstances.
"We remain distressed about the way it happened – it is a tragedy and appears to have been a terrible accident. He will never be forgotten.
"Despite his hard life and upbringing he was a good lad who was kind and polite. He loved to talk and would continue until in the end you had to tell him to be quiet.
"The loss of his mum had a massive impact on him. As an only child he was devoted to his mum Madeline who sadly died in September last year.
Due to the post mortem and police investigation, it has not been possible to make any funeral arrangements yet.”