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Who was Richard Okorogheye ( Missing boy 19, found death in a forest ) Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Incident, Missing, Investigations and More Facts

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Richard Okorogheye disappeared after telling his mother he was “struggling to cope” with lockdown.

Cops yesterday confirmed a body found in a pond in Epping Forest, Essex, is that of Oxford Brookes student Richard, who went missing from his home in Ladbroke Grove, west London, a fortnight ago.

Richard’s heartbroken mum Evidence Joel, 39, told Sky News she feels “completely hollow and devastated and empty”.

Richard Okorogheye Age

Richard Okorogheye  was 19-years-old.

She added: “At this moment of time I just want answers as how my son lost his life. I want answers. I desperately need closure.”

Ms Joel described Richard as the “perfect child” and said she felt “lucky” to be his mother. “He will always be my baby and I will always be his mother and no one can take that away from me,” she added.

Ms Joel said she had visited the site where her son’s body was found to lay flowers and found it a “very uncomfortable place to be”.

She said: “I wouldn’t want to be there. My son that I know cannot walk into that darkness, no torch, no light. An hour and 30 minutes from where he was last seen. He must have guts to do that. He’s only 19. “What could push him to go that far if he wasn’t meeting somebody?

Cause of Death

The cause of Richard’s death is pending as further investigations are carried out, but the postmortem found no evidence of physical trauma or assault.

His death is being treated as unexplained and police do not currently think anyone else was involved. Ms Joel said she was “surprised” to hear officers say that.

“Something happened there. It’s too far for Richard to walk into that darkness alone. You can’t, it’s tedious, it’s darkness.

“So how did he get there? What happened? We don’t know. I feel something happened there.” Ms Joel said police are still searching for Richard’s shoes, phone and bag as his body was found without all three.

Tributes to the teen poured in overnight following the tragic news.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said last night: “Londoners across our city will be holding the family and friends of Richard Okorogheye in our hearts tonight. “My deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones at this truly tragic time.”

Good Morning Britain’s stand-in weatherman Alex Beresford tweeted: “Richard Okorogheye’s body has sadly been identified. RIP!”

Mum Heartbroken

And Line of Duty star Daniel Mays said: “My deepest condolences to the family of Richard Okorogheye, especially his poor mother.

“The most heartbreaking of stories. We will remember him.”

Author Candice Carty-Williams shared a photo of Richard and his mother with the words: “Today is a sad day. Rest in peace Richard Okorogheye.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Richard Okorogheye.

“My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time. “I am in contact with the Metropolitan Police who continue their inquiries into his tragic death.”

Presenter and YouTuber Amelia Dimoldenberg said: “My thoughts are with Richard Okorogheye’s family and his friends – his death is truly heartbreaking, may he rest in peace.”

And the official Black Lives Matter account posted: “Devastating news. “Our hearts go out to Richards family and friends who have to experience this tragic loss. RIP Richard Okorogheye.”

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