Detectives are appealing for information after the body of a teenage man was found in a lake in Longton Park, Longton shortly before 8:20am on Sunday 27 December.
DI Lucy Maskew said: “We have identified this young man and made his family aware following this tragic incident.
“We are now working to understand the circumstances around his death.
“We’re asking anyone who saw anything untoward in the area of Carlisle Street and Queens Park Road between 10:20pm and 11:30pm on Saturday 26 December to get in touch.”
Enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 133 of 27 Dec, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.