A BODY recovered from the River Wear has been confirmed to be Durham University student Euan Coulthard.
Police have said a formal identification has taken place following the discovery on Friday afternoon.
Euan, a law student at St Mary’s College was reported missing on Thursday, January 15, after he failed to return home following a night out in the city.
The 19-year-old was from the village of Bottesford, in Leicestershire.
Durham Constabulary has said a post mortem examination has taken place, with the results of this will to be forwarded to HM Coroner.
Officers are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances regarding Euan’s death.
The coroner is expected to arrange for an inquest to open, probably later this week.
Superintendent Colin Williamson said: “We are very grateful for the assistance we received during our searches from Euan’s friends and fellow students, as well as all the other agencies and volunteers who took part.
“Our thoughts are now very much with Euan’s family at this sad time.”