POLICE have identified the body found in the River Wear as that of missing Washington man Daniel Moir.
The 23-year-old went missing on Tuesday October 22. He was last seen at 8.30pm that night when he left his home to go for a walk and failed to return.
His body was found on Saturday morning on a mud bank in the River Wear close to Sunderland Fish Quay. Police confirmed his identity this morning.
Daniel’s family have released a statement saying: “We want to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their love and support.
“We also wish to thank Northumbria Police for their commitment and efforts in trying to find Daniel and the help and support of police officers. Please respect our privacy now as we deal with our loss.”