Body found in search for missing St Albans man

PUBLISHED: 15:46 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 January 2016

Missing David Edmunds

Missing David Edmunds

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A St Albans man who vanished from his home last week was found by a member of the public this afternoon (Wednesday).

Missing David EdmundsMissing David Edmunds

David, known to friends as “Edd”, Edmunds, 35, of Maple Avenue, was last seen on CCTV footage captured at Homebase on Griffiths Way at 4.10pm on Thursday.

He had returned home afterwards but left later that evening without his car and any cash, and friends and family soon became concerned and contacted the police.

A major awareness campaign was launched on social media and news websites, and details were also promoted by the Missing Persons charity.

Over the past few days officers were joined by volunteers in carrying out searches across the New Greens area, including woods on Toulmin Drive, but tragically David’s body was found on the Redbourn Road, not far from the former Punch Bowl pub, on Wednesday afternoon.

David EdmundsDavid Edmunds

The hunt was led by Det Insp Pete Frost, and involved specialist searches by officers, supported by volunteers from Mid-shires Rescue and the Bucks Dog Team.

Det Insp Frost said: “David’s family are aware and our thoughts are with them at this very sad and difficult time.

“I would like to thank both the media and members of the public for their support in our appeals to trace David.”

A police spokesperson confirmed this afternoon (Wednesday) that a body had been found which was believed to be David.

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