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Police have confirmed that a body found in Epping Forest, 19-year-old student Richard Okorogheye, was missing.
Essex Police recovered the body on Monday, but the remains were not officially identified until this afternoon.
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Investigators said they did not suspect any third party involvement in his death “at this point.”
According to Scotland Yard, “A formal identification was made and the body was confirmed to be 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye.
Richard disappeared from his home in Ladbroke Grove on Monday, March 22. He was reported missing on Wednesday March 24.
Officers are currently treating his death as “unresolved” and investigators do not believe a third party is involved.
The autopsy revealed no signs of physical trauma or attack.
Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling, head of the Met’s Central West Public Protection Unit, said: “My condolences to Richard’s family at this incredibly difficult time. This is not the result that none of us expected. We will make sure your family is well supported. by specially trained agents.
“I want to thank the many officials, employees and members of the public who were instrumental in the great effort to locate Richard.”
The investigation into the circumstances of Richard’s death is ongoing.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, sympathized with Okorogheye’s family. He tweeted: “Londoners in our city will keep Richard Okorogheye’s family and friends in our hearts tonight. My condolences to your loved ones at this truly tragic time.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said “his thoughts and prayers” were with Richard Okorogheye’s family and that he was in contact with Scotland Yard while the investigation into the death of the young man from 19 years continued.
She tweeted: “I am deeply saddened to hear Richard Okorogheye die.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
“I have been in contact with the city police who are still investigating his tragic death.”
His mother, Evidence Joel, 39, previously said her son spoke of “struggling to cope with pressure from college” and protected himself during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“I think he met someone. Certainly. Richard can’t go. Especially at this time of the morning … someone was waiting for Richard.
Mr. Okorogheye suffered from sickle cell anemia and only left his home to go to the hospital and receive regular blood transfusions for his condition.
During the initial police investigation, it was found that Mr. Okorogheye had left his home and was leaving for Ladbroke Grove at around 8:30 p.m.
In a previously confirmed sighting on Monday, March 22, Mr Okorogheye was seen boarding the No. 23 southbound bus at 8:44 p.m. in Ladbroke Grove.
CCTV footage shows she wore all black and carried a black bag with a white Adidas logo that she wore on her back.
Police said further investigation revealed he then took a taxi from London’s W2 area to a residential street in Loughton.
He was captured by CCTV while walking alone on Smarts Lane in Loughton towards Epping Forest at 12:39 p.m. on Tuesday March 23.
On Thursday, troops announced that Mr. Okorogheye’s phone had not been used since his disappearance.