Police are appealing for information to identify a vehicle seen in the Iron Acton area on the night of the death of Barry George Rubery.
On Wednesday April 28 Mr Rubery returned to his home on the Latteridge Road in Iron Acton, the following day he was found with fatal head injuries.
Detectives are now keen to trace a dark coloured, Land Rover Defender that was seen in the area on the night in question. A number of witnesses report that the vehicle was seen between 8.30pm and 8.40pm and again at 10.30pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Garry Reeves said: “The vehicle in question was seen by a number of people who describe it as a long wheel based, twin cab type model. It may have a hard top at the rear or a canvas top.
“If this vehicle was there for a legitimate purpose could the driver please make contact us so that we can eliminate them from this enquiry?
“If any other person has seen this vehicle in the area could you please come and tell us.”
DCI Reeves added: “The people involved in this violent crime may well have been blood stained and had injuries themselves. I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed anything different or suspicious about people you know or live with to contact us.
“Please do not be worried – your information can be given anonymously and treated in confidence.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 0117 945 4057 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source: Avon and Somerset Police