Body found in the River Foss is that of missing student Ethan Peters

Ethan Peters
9 Oct 2016 @ 7.06 pm
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A body has been recovered from the River Foss – and it is that of student Ethan Peters.

Police officers searching for the missing 20-year-old found a man’s body in Foss behind the Castle Museum in York at 1.30pm on Sunday (October 9).

Shortly before 6pm, North Yorkshire confirmed that it was Ethan.

His family has been informed and they are continuing to receive support from specially-trained officers.

The police search team on the River Foss near Castle car park. Photograph: Richard McDougall
The police search team on the River Foss near Castle car park. Photograph: Richard McDougall

DI Jackie Smart said “Our thoughts are with Ethan’s family and we will do everything we can to support them at this very difficult time.

“We would like to thank the members of the public and the media who have supported the appeal.”

Ethan was last seen at 11.55pm on Coney Street in York on Sunday, October 2.

He was a third year film and television production student at the University of York. The university described him as “a popular member of Goodricke College and the wider university community”.