Friday, 21 February 2014

Skerton man found dead in Lune

Gareth Parker
The body of a man found in the Lune Estuary on Wednesday has been identified as that of missing Skerton man Gareth Parker.

33-year-old Gareth left his home address on Barley Cop Lane in Lancaster at around 10.00pm on the 15th January.

He had not been seen since. Police initiated a nationwide appeal for information, to no avail.

CCTV images were released of Mr Parker making a purchase from his local Co-op store on the night he went missing. He then went back to his partner’s address where he spent some time prior to leaving.

His body was discovered by a dog walker marshland in the Lune Estuary on the outskirts of Stodday Village on Wednesday afternoon (19th February).

An investigation is underway and a post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death but at this time the death is being treated as unexplained and is not thought to be suspicious at this time.

His family have been informed and specially trained officers are offering support to them.

Our thoughts are with Gareth’s family and friends at this tragic time.

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