Roy Eaton, who lived in the Penn Fields area of Wolverhampton, was 63. He is believed to have been born in the Wednesfield area.
The council's Court of Protection Team is trying to trace Mr Eaton's relatives so that his funeral can be arranged.
Anyone who is related to Mr Eaton, or has any information which may help trace his relatives, is asked to please call Elaine Thursfield on 01902 555740 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- released: Tuesday 10 February, 2015