Body found in Epping Forest by police searching for 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye

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Enterprise News and Pictures 3/4/21 Pic shows: Richard Okorogheye, 19, who has been missing since leaving his home in Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, on the evening of Monday, March 22nd 2021. Detectives are renewing their appeals for anyone with information about him to come forward as searches in Epping Forest enter their third day. It is known that Richard travelled by bus in west London before taking a taxi to Loughton where he was last seen, on CCTV, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23rd. Initial enquiries identified Richard leaving his home and heading in the direction of Ladbroke Grove, W10 on 22 March at around 8.30pm He was then seen boarding a 23 bus in Ladbroke Grove, heading southbound 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. As a result of that sighting, officers from across the Met, supported by Essex Police, have been carrying out searches in nearby Epping Forest over the past two days. The second day of search activity in the area concluded yesterday evening. So far, nothing of relevance to the investigation has been found. Further activity will resume this morning. Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling, Head of the Met’s Central West Public Protection Unit, said: “People can go missing from home for any of number of reasons. Our job is not to cast judgement but to work to find them and bring them home safely. “My message to Richard is clear. Our only concern is your safety. You are not in trouble and have done nothing wrong. If you read or hear this message we would ask you to contact us, or someone you trust, to let us know you are safe. Your loved ones and many other people who you do not even know, are very concerned. “I would also like to thank the public for their continued support in sharing our appeals, checking doorbell and dash cam footage and passing on any information. As

A body has been found by police searching for Richard Okorogheye, 19, who has been missing since leaving his home in Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, on March 22nd.

On Bank Holiday Monday afternoon Essex Police informed the Met Police that the body of a man had been found in a pond in Epping Forest. Enquiries are underway to identify the body.

The Met said Richard’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and being kept updated with developments.

It is known Richard travelled by bus in west London before taking a taxi to Loughton where he was last seen, on CCTV, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23rd.

Initial enquiries identified Oxford Brookes student Richard, who has sickle cell disease, leaving his home and heading in the direction of Ladbroke Grove on 22 March at around 8.30pm He was then seen boarding a 23 bus heading southbound at 8.44pm.

CCTV footage showed he was wearing all black and had a black satchel bag with a white Adidas logo, worn across his lower back. As a result of that sighting, officers from across the Met, supported by Essex Police, had been carrying out searches in nearby Epping Forest.

 

Ricard Okorogheye’s mother, Evidence Joel, had said her son had been “struggling to cope” with his business and IT degree and because of his sickle cell disease, would only leave home to go to hospital for regular blood transfusions.

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