Police who believe a missing Polish agricultural worker has been murdered last night described him as a "decent, hard-working man".
Ryszard Sawczyk, a 32-year-old married father-ofone, is thought to have been killed at an address in Rugby, Warwickshire, last week.
Investigating officers are trying to trace his Polish housemate, 22-year-old Mariusz Szpyt, who disappeared from the semi-detached property in Evans Road last Wednesday morning.
Detective Superintendent Ken Lawrence said Ryszard had come to Rugby to earn money to send back to his wife and child in northern Poland whom he called once a week.
"Ryszard appears to have been a decent, hard working man, whose only reason for being in England was to find work to help support his young family back at home," he said. "He was here legally, arriving in the country on May 31. His wife and son were due to come to visit him at the beginning of November."
Although his body has not been found, after extensive forensic investigations, police concluded Ryszard had been the victim of a violent attack.
Szpyt, also a Polish national, is believed to have driven away in Ryszard's dark blue or black, left-hand drive mark 2 VW Golf car, which bears the Polish number plate ZS-60262.
Because Mariusz does not speak much English, police think he may gravitate towards the Polish community of whichever part of the country he has reached.
Det Supt Lawrence appealed to members of the Polish community to help them trace the man they wish to question in respect of the suspected murder.
Mariusz is described as white with blue eyes, a pale complexion and short dark blonde or brown hair which is receding at the front. He has a round face and a noticeable gap in his front teeth.
Anyone with any information can call the Rugby incident room on 01788 541111, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.