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Richard Okorogheye: Body found by police in Epping Forest lake confirmed as missing student

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

7 Apr 2021

Terrible news as police have confirmed that the body found in Epping Forest Lake was in fact that of missing student Richard Okorogheye.

Okorogheye, a student at Oxford Brookes University, disappeared nearly 2 weeks ago left his home in west London and was last seen on CCTV walking towards Epping Forest at 00:39 on March 23.

A post mortem examination determined the body found Wednesday was Mr Okorogheye’s, however no evidence of physical trauma or assault during the body analysis.

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”.

Rest In Peace Richard Okorogheye 🙏🏾

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