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Police find body in search for Richard Okorogheye in Epping Forest pond

Police find body in search for Richard Okorogheye in Epping Forest pond

Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 5th April 2021

Police find body in search for Richard Okorogheye in Epping Forest pond Photograph

Police searching for missing student Richard Okorogheye have reportedly found the body of a man in Epping Forest, Essex. The Metropolitan Police said it had been told by counterparts in Essex that the body was discovered in a pond in the woodland.

Reports claim that Inquiries are underway to identify the body. Scotland Yard reports that Mr Okorogheye's family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The 19-year old Oxford Brookes student, who has sickle cell disease, had not been seen by his family since 22 March, when he left their home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London. He was last seen on CCTV in Loughton, Essex, in the early hours of the following day, walking towards Epping Forest.

Officers and police dogs were searching the forest for the fifth day when they made the discovery on Monday afternoon.