FROM THIS AFTERNOONS MERSEY MAGAZINE
BODY AND VAN UNCOVERED IN CORNWALL FARMLAND DIG AS SEARCH FOR MISSING WIRRAL BOXER TAKES A DRAMATIC TURN
A body has been discovered buried deep in farmland in Cornwall as the hunt for missing Wirral boxer Brett Flounroy takes a dramatic turn
The discovery, along with that of a burnt out van, was made as a team of 60 police officers took part in a search of farmland in St Austell
Updating the very latest information, Detective Inspector Costa Nassaris said: “We believe this is the Citroen Berlingo van we’ve been looking for, although we haven’t been able to positively identify the vehicle at this time as it has extensive fire damage and it’s currently full of soil.
“We also believe we’ve uncovered the remains of at least one individual. A full forensic examination is now taking place.
The families of both missing men, David Griffiths from Plymouth and Brett Flournoy from Liverpool, have been updated of the latest developments”.
Detective Nassaris added: “The forensic examination of the excavation site, the vehicle and body is a slow and painstaking process and is expected to take at least 48 hours before this element of the investigation is completed”
It is likely that the 28 year old man from St Austell, who is currently held on suspicion of murder , will be charged later today