The family of Mohammed Saleem Khan, who was murdered in Easingwold, have released a photograph of him and a statement.
Mr Khan, aged 36, from Luton, was discovered at around 2.30am on Sunday 23 September 2012 by an off-duty local police officer who was travelling along Long Street.
It appeared that Mr Khan, who was a delivery driver working in the area, had been involved in a road traffic collision as his white Ford Transit van had sustained front end damage after hitting two bollards.
The off-duty officer found Mr Khan in the driver’s seat of his van suffering from life threatening injuries. He was taken to York District Hospital where he underwent emergency treatment but sadly died later that day.
Police closed the road as collision investigation work was carried out. However, during the course of Sunday police enquiries and a post mortem examination established that Mr Khan had died from a stab wound to the neck.
Mr Khan is known to his family as Saleem.
Following our tragic loss of Saleem, his family and wife, who is due to give birth, want to see justice for his murder.
We want those responsible to be imprisoned and we appeal to the courts for this to happen.
The family thanks North Yorkshire Police for their ongoing efforts with the investigation and the support they have provided to us at this very difficult time.
We request that our family is allowed to grieve in private as we try to come to terms with the sudden and tragic loss of Saleem.