Police believe they’ve found the body of Paul Conte and are treating the death as unexplained (Picture: Jam Press)
A body found in the River Thames in London is believed to be that of a man who went missing after a party on Sunday.
Police have been searching for Paul Conte, 21, who was last seen in the Barnes area at around 12.40am.
On Tuesday morning witnesses saw a body floating in the river at Putney bridge.
The Met’s Marine Policing Unit attended and recovered the body of a man from the water.
Although formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe that the deceased is Mr Conte.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Mr Conte, a kickboxing instructor, had texted his girlfriend to say he would be walking back to his home in Putney, a journey which should have taken no longer than an hour.
He was captured on CCTV, walking down Galata Road and Parke Road in the early hours but then had not been seen since.
Mr Conte has been missing since leaving a party in south west London on Sunday morning (Picture: Jam Press)
Mr Conte’s sister said he was ‘funny, opinionated and the most loyal person ever’ (Picture: Jam Press)
Family members raised the alarm, describing the disappearance as ‘completely out of character.’
His sister, Leanne Conte, 31, previously told the MyLondon website that her brother was ‘funny, opinionated and the most loyal person ever’.
Police said Mr Conte’s next of kin has been notified of the latest developments and are being supported by specialist officers.
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