Avon and Somerset Police say a body has been found in the search for missing 21-year-old University of Bath student Alec Unsgaard.
The body was found by police officers in the Bathampton area this morning, Wednesday 30th September, and while formal identification has not yet taken place, they believe it to be Alec.
Alec’s family have been informed and police are offering them support.
The death is not currently being treated as suspicious but officers will continue to carry out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.
Alec, from Sweden, was last seen on campus at the University of Bath on the evening of Friday 18th September.
In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police said they would like to thank both the public and the media for their help in publicising their appeals to find Alec and their thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.
Speaking of the discovery, Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, said: “The news from police that they have found a body in the search for Alec is extremely distressing and our thoughts continue to be with his family at this saddest of times.
“We will continue to assist them in any way we can, and to engage and support all others involved.
“If any of our students have been affected by this news, we urge them to reach out to one of the many sources of support available to them.”
Wellbeing Advisors are available to help at the University of Bath’s Student Services Centre on campus, or students can call 01225 383838 or e-mail [email protected] to talk via phone or video call if they prefer.
Help is also available from the SU (students’ union) Advice Centre at [email protected] or from their Chaplaincy.