Police Divers Join Search For Nigerian Student Missing In UK

NewsWorld News      ‘I feel completely helpless’ — Mother of missing 19-year-old urges son to make contact
       By Aoib

NewsWorld News ‘I feel completely helpless’ — Mother of missing 19-year-old urges son to make contact By Aoib

Mr Okorogheye's mother has previously said that her son was "struggling to cope" with his business and IT degree.

"I feel completely helpless". Helpless, and also, sorry to use this word, but I feel useless.

Specialist police divers in the United Kingdom have been deployed as the search for missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye, continues, Sky News reported on Monday. "Because I want to go out there, to do something to look for him, search for him, anything".

Police divers had previously been seen searching the forest.

Missing Richard Okorogheye

The body was discovered by Essex Police officers on Monday afternoon, 13 days after the 19-year-old went missing.

Richard was last seen on the 23 bus heading southbound in Labroke Grove, at 8:44pm on March 22, dressed in all black, carrying a black adidas satchel with a white logo.

Police said he took a taxi to a residential street in Loughton, Essex.

But on Monday, officers told Joel about the body matching her son's as investigations remain underway to formally identify the body.

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He was captured on CCTV walking alone in Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards Epping Forest at 12.39am on Tuesday March 23.

Since his disappearance his phone had not been in use, he had no medication with him and left his money at home.

She said she did not know anything specific about the person.

Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling said in an appeal: "My message to Richard is clear".

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"We miss you very much".

Richard Okorogheye had only been leaving his house to attend regular blood transfusions as part of his illness.

As temperatures plummet, she's anxious the cold weather could cause her son substantial pain due to his sickle cell disease.

She said: 'We know he didn't take a jacket when he went out.

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Ms Joel added she had no idea as to what could have prompted Mr Okorogheye's disappearance, and called on his online community of friends to contact police if they have any information. All we want to do now is how to get him back and tell us his story.

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