Police suspend search for missing Essex man after body found

The search for a missing 65-year-old from Harwich has been suspended following the discovery of a man’s body.

Stuart Lay was last seen in the Marine Parade area on the morning of Friday 14 August. He had been missing for seven days before the search was suspended.

A man’s body was discovered in Brentwood yesterday. His death is not being treated as suspicious and file is being prepared for the coroner.

Formal identification is yet to take place but Stuart’s family have been notified.

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