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Michael Conboy: Remains Of Pensioner Who Vanished 14 Years Ago Found In Hull Park

Police have confirmed that human remains discovered near Brackley Park in Hull belonged to a pensioner who went missing from his home in 2009.

DNA testing confirmed the human remains belonged to missing Michael Conboy.
DNA testing confirmed the human remains belonged to missing Michael Conboy.

Michael Conboy, 81, disappeared from his home in Saxcourt, north Hull, on April 20, 2009. Following years of appeals, Mr Conboy's family has now had the devasting news that human remains found in December belong to him.

A huge police response was triggered at the end of last year with forensic officers camping out at the scene for two weeks.

DNA testing has confirmed it was Michael, however, they are still trying to establish the cause of death.

A spokeswoman for the British Transport Police said: "Detectives from the BTP have now identified a person after human skeletal remains were found on a railway embankment in Hull. "On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, officers were called to reports of human bones found near Brackley Park in Hull.

"The area was cordoned off while specialist teams conducted a search of the scene and found the skeletal remains of one person.

"Following a media appeal, a member of his family recognised some of his possessions and got in touch with detectives. DNA enquiries have confirmed his identity.

"These have now been identified as the remains of Michael Conboy who went missing in 2009 when he was 81.

"Detectives do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances to his death but are continuing their enquiries to establish how he came to be at the location, and how he died.

"As they continue their investigation they would also like to appeal to the community and ask that they respect the privacy of Michael's family as they come to terms with this sad news."

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