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Body found in Basildon formally identified and is that of missing man Michael Redmond

14th August 2013
Posted by Gateway 97.8

The body of a man found near the Basildon Golf Course on Monday August 12, has been formally identified as that of missing Basildon man Michael Redmond.

A post mortem was carried out yesterday but failed to establish a cause of death.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: “Further tests are now being conducted.

Police are not treating Mr Redmond’s death as suspicious, but have renewed their appeal to the member of the public who found a wallet a few weeks ago and handed it in to the One Stop Shop in London Road, Vange, to come forward and contact Essex Police on 101.”

Police had been searching extensively for the dad-of-one who worked as an engineer in Purfleet in the days after his disappearance.

Searches were carried out in the area following his disappearance and the investigation was then widened as far as a village in Wales near Mount Snowden which he liked to visit.

Michael Redmond

Mr Redmond, of The Vale, Vange, was last seen leaving the 13th hole of the golf course at a sports centre in Kingswood around 7:15pm on Friday July 5.

Despite the discovery of his wallet, little evidence as to where Mr Redmond were found and few clues as to what had happened to him.

Then officers re-visited the golf course on Monday to search the area again and that is when the body of a man was found.

A formal identification was made later that day and the body was confirmed to be that of Mr Redmond.

A file is being prepared for the Coroner’s Office.

Mr Redmond’s family have been informed.