Search for missing Thurrock man called off after man’s body found

POLICE looking for a missing Thurrock man have ‘suspended their search following the discovery of a man’s body’, a spokesman said.

Essex Police appealed on Monday for information on the whereabouts of 36-year-old Ross Smedmor, from Chadwell St Mary.

Mr Smedmor was reported missing on Sunday, September 8. On Monday, September 9, police found his car abandoned in Horndon-on-the-Hill and began searching the surrounding area.

Police have now confirmed that a man’s body has been found on land near North Hill, Horndon-on-the-Hill.

Mr Smedmor’s family has been informed, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

A spokesman said: “The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Charles Thomson

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