Cumbria

Murder accused John Michael Parry named as River Eden body find

John Michael Parry Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption John Parry was last seen on Monday night in Penrith

The body of a man found in Cumbria is that of a pensioner who had been charged with murdering his wife, police have said.

John Michael Parry, 81, was found on Thursday afternoon at River Eden between Kirkoswald and Little Salkeld, three days after disappearing.

He had earlier been due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court charged with the murder of Meryl Parr, 80.

Cumbria Police said Mr Parry's death is not suspicious.

Officers said Mr Parry's family are being supported and details have now been passed to the coroner.

Mr Parry was charged with murdering his wife at at a house in Ainstable, near Carlisle, in September.

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