The city's coroner is looking for the relatives of a Sunderland man found dead at home.
The coroner, Derek Winter, is hoping to track down the next of kin of 70-year-old Wearside man Anthony Slavin.
Mr Slavin, whose date of birth was October 14, 1946, was found dead in his Wessex Close home in Witherwack on Sunday, November 6.
Coroner's officer, Peter Foggin, said it is believed Mr Slavin could have two stepsons in the area.
Anyone with infomation is urged to contact Mr Foggin on 0191 5617841.