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05th Apr 2021

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

Police have found a body on the search for 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye, who went missing from his Ladbroke Grove Grove home on March 22

Reuben Pinder

Desperately sad news

The Met Police have been told by colleagues in Essex that they have found the body of a man in a a pond in Epping Forest while searching for Richard Okorogheye.

19-year-old Richard Okorogheye went missing two weeks ago, last seen on March 22, after telling his mother he was going to see a friend. He has not been seen since.

CCTV footage captured on the night of his disappearance showed him travelling towards Epping Forest, where Specialist police search officers and dog units have been searching for him.

The body has not yet been identified but Okorogheye’s family have been informed of this latest development.