Tragedy as police find body in search for missing boy Eric Lin, 14, who vanished near Beswick 5 days ago | The Sun

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing teen, who vanished five days ago.

Eric Lin, 14, was reported missing from his home in Manchester and a desperate search effort was launched.

Cops confirmed the grim find yesterday afternoon, though emphasised that a formal identification process is yet to take place.

The body was found in Warrington, Cheshire, around 20 miles from where Eric was last seen in Beswick.

Cheshire Police took on the investigation in partnership with Greater Manchester Police as it is believed he may have travelled there on the bus.

No suspicious circumstances are suspected and Eric's family have been informed.


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A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: "Greater Manchester Police can confirm that sadly a body has been found this afternoon in the Warrington area of Cheshire.

"There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances.

"A formal identification is yet to take place, but Eric’s family have been informed of the latest development."

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies added: "Firstly, our thoughts remain with Eric’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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"Formal identification is yet to take place, so we would ask that they have privacy whilst the investigation continues."

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