Coventry & Warwickshire

Body found in search for Coventry student Ozi Akerele

Ozi Akerele Image copyright West Mids Police handout
Image caption Ozi Akerele had been studying for a masters degree at Coventry University

A body found in a disused churchyard is thought to be that of a missing student.

Human remains were found in undergrowth off Albert Fearn Gardens in Foleshill, Coventry, by a member of the public last week.

Police believe the remains to be those of 24-year-old Ozi Akerele who went missing during the early hours of 31 January.

It is thought the Nigerian student lost his way home in freezing temperatures.

Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Ozi Akerele was last seen at Iglu nightclub in the early hours of 31 January

His family, who visited Coventry to hand out flyers and help with the search, have been informed. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

Mr Akerele was studying for a masters degree at Coventry University.

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