Jan Hogan. Picture: Supplied

The family of a Downham Market man found dead in his flat seven years ago have joined police in a fresh appeal for information.

The body of father-of-five Jan Hogan, 59, pictured, who lived in Basil Drive, was discovered on May 23, 2010.

His death remains unsolved.

Detectives from the Major Investigation Team (MIT) worked on the case, but an inquest into Mr Hogan’s death in January 2011 saw an open verdict recorded.

William Armstrong, the then-coroner for Norfolk, found there was insufficient evidence, but stated: “He did not kill himself and did not die from natural causes.”

In a statement, Mr Hogan’s family said: “Once again, we have reached another sad anniversary of dad’s death.

“As each year passes, it doesn’t get any easier for us and now, seven years on, we are still without answers as to how or why he died. A father, brother, grandfather and a great grandfather to a grandchild he never got to meet. We would not wish the distress and grief we have suffered as a family on anyone and it continues to go on without closure. If anyone knows anything about the circumstances surrounding dad’s death, please come forward and help us get Justice for Jan.”

Detective Inspector Stuart Chapman, from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk MIT, added: “There are lines of inquiry that are being progressed in relation to this investigation and I would urge anyone with any information regarding Jan’s death to contact us”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.