A BODY found in a lake in Epping Forest, Essex, has been formally identified as missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, the Metropolitan Police have said. 

The Met Police said the death is being treated as unexplained but officers do not believe there was any third-party involvement 'at this stage'.

A post mortem took place on Wednesday and found no evidence of physical trauma or assault.

The force said the cause of death is pending while further investigations are carried out.

Detective superintendent Danny Gosling, head of the Met’s central west public protection unit, said: “My deepest sympathies go out to Richard’s family at this incredibly difficult time. This was not the outcome that any of us had hoped for and we will ensure that his grieving family are well-supported by specially trained officers.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the many officers, staff and members of the public who have each played a part in the extensive effort to locate Richard.”


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