Richard Okorogheye latest – Met Police ‘doing all we can to answer questions’ after body found in hunt for missing teen

THE mother of missing student Richard Okorogheye has revealed a body found in Epping Forest “matches Richard’s description”.

Community nurse Evidence Joel, 39, said: “The police are coming this morning to speak to me properly but they said the body matches Richard’s description.”

Richard, 19, disappeared two weeks ago after taking a taxi to Epping Forest having told his mum he was “struggling to cope” with lockdown.

The body of a man was found in a pond in Epping Forest, the Met was informed by Essex Police yesterday afternoon.

Ms Joel today spoke of her agony after police announced they had found a body in the search for Richard.

She told the Evening Standard: “We thought Richard would be found or would just come home. But he’s not.

“My baby will never come home to his mummy again. I can’t even describe the feeling.

Joel told of her agony today after police announced they had found a body in the search for Richard.

She told the Evening Standard: “We thought Richard would be found or would just come home. But he’s not.

“My baby will never come home to his mummy again. I can’t even describe the feeling.

“He was taken away from me too early.”

Ms Joel added: “We didn’t give up hope but the conclusion is not what we expected.

“The police are coming this morning to speak to me properly but they said the body matches Richard’s description.”

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