Sussex

Bones believed to be of missing man Jean Leveque

Human remains found in a West Sussex forest are believed to be the rest of the body of a man from Crawley who went missing in May last year.

The skull, torso, arms and right leg found by police in Tilgate Forest, Pease Pottage are believed to be the remains of 42-year-old Jean Leveque.

Officers have been searching for body parts after two bones were found last month by a fisherman in Parish Lane.

Mr Leveque's death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

DNA analysis

Police were joined in regular searches of the area by volunteers from Sussex Search and Rescue (SSAR) and neighbourhood watches.

It is believed the whole body has now been recovered.

DNA analysis confirmed the two bones found last month were those of Mr Leveque.

Mr Leveque, who grew up in Mauritius and moved to Crawley to join his sister Marie in 2008, was last seen by a friend in May last year.

His sister said in a family appeal to find him last June that he was "very shy" and would not approach people if he did not know them.

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