THE body of missing Paolo Sicorello has been found by police.
Officers were called at 11.12am yesterday (Sunday, February 6) after someone saw the body in the canal in the Giffard Park area.
The body has not been formally identified, but clothing and formal identification found on the body suggest it is Paolo.
A post-mortem will take place tomorrow (8/2) with the death not being treated as suspicious.
Paolo had been missing since January 9 and friends and family had been conducting a constant search for him.
Now, hundreds of tributes have been posted on a Facebook page that was originally set up to search for information on the 34-year-old. Family and friends have also been to the site where he was found to lay flowers and pay their own respects, including Paolo’s brother Alf Sicorello.
He said: ‘Last night I sat and read the many tributes people have been sending in, it gave me great comfort to know that so many people thought so much of my brother Paolo. You were so popular and will be missed by so many, I miss you so much Paolo, I love you with all my heart.’
And Joy North posted: ‘So sorry to hear this awful news of such a lovely young man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. R.I.P. Paolo.’
Colin Woodcock said: ‘Such a sad day for one of the good guys, this page shows all the love you had from people you met in your life. Taken so soon but will never be forgotten let the angels lead you, R.I.P.’
To read these and hundreds more tributes visit the page on Facebook by searching Help Find Paolo Sicorello in Milton Keynes.
Detective Inspector Simon Robert said: “Paolo’s family were notified yesterday of the discovery and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the media and the public for all their help and support during the search for Paolo. Obviously we were all hoping for a positive outcome so this is a very sad end to what has been an extremely difficult time for all of Paolo’s family and friends.”
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