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Body found in Northamptonshire village as police search ends for missing 27-year-old man

A body has been found after a 27-year-old man was reported missing in Kelmarsh. Northamptonshire Police officers have confirmed that the sad discovery was made just before 9am this morning (Thursday, August 31) during a specialised search of the Northamptonshire village.

Gboyega Odubanjo, aged 27, from Bromley, had been reported missing on Sunday, August 27, after last being spotted at Shambala festival early the previous morning. The young man’s family have been informed and are currently being supported by Northamptonshire Police’s specially-trained officers while a formal identification of the body takes place.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Northamptonshire Police Detective Chief Inspector Johnny Campbell said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time, and we would ask the media and members of the public to not contact them and respect their privacy.

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“We would like to thank all those involved in the search efforts, including the volunteer members of Northamptonshire Search and Rescue and the specialist search-trained officers from other forces who supported our efforts.

“We would also like to thank all those who have supported our investigation by speaking to officers or getting in touch with information. Officers from Northamptonshire Police will now prepare a file for the coroner.”

The missing persons’ enquiry was led by detectives from the force’s Criminal Investigation Department. The search efforts involved the use of police search dogs, specially-trained police search advisor officers, neighbourhood and response police officers, a police dive team, and volunteer members of Northamptonshire Search and Rescue, including their trained search dogs.

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