Detectives investigating the murder of Jamie McMahon have revealed his killer may have stolen his Paul Smith wallet, cash and bank cards.
The 26-year-old was found dead in St Giles churchyard last Wednesday morning, in an apparent bungled robbery.
Detective have this afternoon said Jamie was carrying a leather Paul Smith wallet, containing a provisional driving licence, his Nationwide bank card and some cash before his death.
The wallet and cards were missing when Jamie was discovered by a member of the public.
Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway, from the investigation team, said: “I want to ask members of the public to be vigilant to these specific items that we believe are missing.
“Jamie would have had these items on him, but they were missing when he was discovered. If anyone has seen them or comes across them, we would urge them not to touch the items and to call the police immediately.
“The wallet in particular is quite specific. It is a design from a few years ago, made of leather, with a swirl pattern which was faded.
“There was purple stitching on the inside of the wallet and the wording Paul Smith embossed on the bottom right hand corner of the wallet.
“We have a team of detectives across the region working with us to try and piece together the events leading up to Jamie’s death and also to identify any suspects.”
She added: “We want to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to catch the person or people responsible.”
Jamie, from Abbey Road, Far Cotton, was discovered by a member of the public at about 7.45am on Wednesday.
He was last seen alive shortly after 2am in the York Road area wearing a dark blue hoodie, jeans and trainers.
Police say he had been out in Northampton town centre on the night before his death and had been to Flames, a kebab house in York Road, before he was killed.
Detectives have still not revealed how he died.
Police say they are especially keen to speak with anyone who was in the area of the church between 1.45am and 7.45am on Wednesday.
Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.