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Post by honestbroker1 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:01 pm

Police looking for missing west London student Richard Okorogheye have found the body of a man in a pond in Epping Forest, Essex.

Richard Okorogheye, 19, has not been seen by his family since 22 March, when he left their home in Ladbroke Grove.

Police officers and dogs had searched the forest for five days.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "On the afternoon of Monday, 5 April, the Met was informed by colleagues from Essex Police that the body of a man had been found in a pond in Epping Forest.

"Enquiries are underway to identify the body.

"Detectives investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye are aware. Richard’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and kept updated with developments.

"Officers remain at the scene and enquiries continue."

Mr Okorogheye, a student at Oxford Brookes university, was last seen boarding the number 23 bus, southbound, in Ladbroke Grove, Kensington.

Initial police inquiries identified Mr Okorogheye leaving his home address and heading in the direction of Ladbroke Grove at around 8.30pm.

In a previously confirmed sighting on Monday March 22, Mr Okorogheye was seen boarding the number 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at 8.44pm.

CCTV footage shows he was wearing all black and had a black satchel bag with a white Adidas logo, worn across his lower back.

Police said further inquiries have established that he then took a taxi journey from the W2 area of London to a residential street in Loughton.

He was captured on CCTV walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards Epping Forest at 12.39am on Tuesday March 23.

On Thursday, the force said Mr Okorogheye's phone has not been in use since his disappearance.

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Post by Alibongo » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:53 am

I saw his Mother on the television last week poor woman was ridiculed by the police when she reported him missing.
I think this will probably be a suicide from the sounds of it, so very sad.
Parent-blaming is all-too-common these days, and usually the point is to make other parents feel better about their own parenting skills

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Post by Whiterose » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:21 pm

Sounds like a suicide, poor family.
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Post by jjbd » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:04 pm

Body found in Epping Forest identified as Richard Okorogheye

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