Body found after teen, 18, vanishes on Bank Holiday weekend night out as cops question man, 19, on suspicion of murder06/02/2021
POLICE searching for a teen who vanished on a night out over the Bank Holiday have tragically found a body as they continue to quiz a man.
Marc Williams, 18, was out with pal Lewis Ashdown, 19, in Ucksfield, East Sussex on Saturday night but neither returned home.
Tragically a body has now been found in woodland around three miles away from where Marc was last seen.
Although formal identification hasn't taken place, Sussex Police believe it belongs to the teen.
Officers are continuing to quiz a 19-year-old arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.
A post-mortem will be carried out in due course and next of kin have been informed.
Marc had called his family at 11.30pm on Saturday to say he was walking home but never arrived.
Lewis, who had also been reported missing, was later found safe.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: "This is an absolutely devastating discovery and our thoughts are with Marc's family at this difficult time.
"His family are being supported by specially trained officers and we ask that their privacy is respected.
"This investigation is a dynamic and fast-moving enquiry and our officers are working around the clock to establish the circumstances of this incident.
"I am extremely grateful to our respective police teams for their unwavering commitment to finding Marc.
"We thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue to carry out our work in the area and urge people to support us by avoiding engaging in online speculation while we investigate."
Anyone with information has been asked to call 101 quoting Operation Skittle.
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