The body of missing man is discovered at Kiplingcotes

Mr Robert Storey
Mr Robert Storey

Police have confirmed that the body of a man found at Kiplingcotes was that of missing Middleton-on-the-Wolds pensioner Mr Robert Storey.

A police search was launched after Mr Storey, 73, who was described as at “high risk”, went missing from his home at Millfield Garth.

Humberside Police press officer Laura Gawthorpe said that as part of the on-going missing person search for Mr Robert Story the body of a man near was found near a local a local beauty spot near Kiplingcoates at 6.20pm on Friday.

“Humberside Police can confirm that the body found near Kiplingcoates is that of Robert Storey.

“Police are not treating the discovery as suspicious.

“Humberside Police would like to thank the public and all the other agencies involved for their valuable support during the search for Mr Storey.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Mr Storey.”

Mr Storey had been reported missing to police at 4pm on Wednesday 22 May.

Officers continued the search through the night for Mr Storey and were very concerned for his welfare as, in a recent conversations with his family, he appeared to be somewhat distressed and he was currently on medication, which he may not have taken with him.

The East Riding had been subjected to some torrential weather conditions and police asked people across the area to check their sheds, their gardens and any other out buildings where it was possible for a person to take shelter.

Specially trained officers assistied in the search for Mr Storey, along with Mountain Search and Rescue, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Search and Rescue, Mounted Section, Dog Section and the Air Support Unit.