Body found in Epping Forest identified as Richard Okorogheye 5 days ago

Body found in Epping Forest identified as Richard Okorogheye

Richard Okorogheye has been missing since March 22

A body found in a lake in Epping Forest has been identified as that of Richard Okorogheye, Met Police have confirmed.

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In a statement published on Wednesday evening, the Met Police said:

"On Monday, 5 April, at approximately 14:01hrs, the Met was informed by colleagues from Essex Police that the body of a man had been found in a lake in Epping Forest.

"Formal identification has now taken place and the body has been confirmed as that of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye.

"Richard went missing from his home in Ladbroke Grove on Monday, 22 March. He was reported missing on Wednesday, 24 March.

"His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers."

The death is still being treated as unexplained and the police do not believe there was any involvement from a third party.

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A forensic post mortem took place on Wednesday, 7 April, finding now evidence of physical trauma or assault.

Our thoughts are with Richard's family at this deeply sad time.