Police have confirmed that a man who body was found in a garden in surrey had been assaulted.
Police have confirmed that the initial post-mortem examination has not proved the cause of death and further tests are required.
The examination has revealed that there are a number o injuries consistent with an assault.
The body was discovered by gardeners clearing a garden of a large private house in Audley Drive, Warlingham on friday.
Specialist police officers were required to recover the body which was found 7ft below the ground.
Police arrested seven men aged 21 to 27 on suspicion of murder however they have been bailed until December.
Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said: “This is an unusual case and I would appeal for anybody who has concerns about a missing person, or who believes they may know something about this individual or incident, to call my officers.
“The post-mortem examination has revealed this person, who we now know is a white male, suffered injuries before being placed into the well. We are treating the incident as a murder.”
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 020 8721 4961 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.