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Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 10:48

Footscray Police are appealing for public help to identify a man who passed away in hospital back in September.

Investigators believe the man self-presented at Footscray Hospital on 23 September. He subsequently died during theatre the following day.

The man had no personal belongings when he presented at the hospital and stated his name was ”Hung Nguyen”.

Following a number of enquiries, police are still to establish the man’s identity.

An autopsy has been conducted which indicated that the man died from undisclosed health issues.

Investigators were also told that he had no family in Victoria and possibly had an estranged brother living in Queensland however no further details were provided to police.

Investigators believe the man was aged in approximately his early 40s.

It is believed the man may have frequented the Footscray area before his death.

Police have released a computer-generated image of the man.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information about his identity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or they can file a confidential report at

Kelly Grindley

Media advisor