Tragedy as remains of missing pensioner Michael Conboy are found in park 14 years after he vanished | The Sun

THE remains of a pensioner who went missing 14 years ago have been found in a park.

Michael Conboy vanished from his home in Saxcourt, north Hull, on April 20, 2009.

Years of appeals brought no good news to Michael's family.

However, they have now had the tragic news the remains found in December belong to him.

The discovery at the end of last year triggered a huge police response as forensics camped at the scene for two weeks.

DNA testing proved it was Michael but a cause of death is still being established.


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The heartbroken family of the pensioner are now grateful to have received answers from British Transport Police (BTP).

A spokeswoman for BTP said: “Detectives from British Transport Police have now identified a person after human skeletal remains were found on a railway embankment in Hull.

"On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, officers were called to reports of human bones found near Brackley Park in Hull.

"The area was cordoned off while specialist teams conducted a search of the scene and found the skeletal remains of one person.

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"These have now been identified as the remains of Michael Conboy who went missing in 2009 when he was 81.

"Following a media appeal, a member of his family recognised some of his possessions and got in touch with detectives. DNA enquiries have confirmed his identity.

"Detectives do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances to his death but are continuing their enquiries to establish how he came to be at the location, and how he died.

"As they continue their investigation they would also like to appeal to the community and ask that they respect the privacy of Michael’s family as they come to terms with this sad news.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 465 of 07/12/22.”

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