Search for missing Barking man: Police believe body is that of Dennis Farnall

Dennis Farnall, 62, was last seen on December 20, in Barking. Picture: Met Police

Dennis Farnall, 62, was last seen on December 20, in Barking. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Detectives searching for Dennis Farnall have said they believe a body discovered two days ago is his.

Officers searching for the missing 62-year-old found the body of a man in John Sayer Close, Barking, at about 11am on Saturday, December 28.

A Met spokeswoman said: "While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers believe the deceased is Mr Farnell.

"His next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers."

A post-mortem examination took place at Queen's Hospital on Sunday, December 29. The police spokeswoman said the Met is waiting for the result of further tests.


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"His death is being treated as unexplained at this time," she added.

Detectives from the east area's CID are investigating.

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