Police looking for a missing County Durham man have found a body.
Darren Lawler has been missing from his home in Ferryhill since June.
The 31-year-old left the home in Blandford Street he shared with girlfriend Ashley Clarke and their three-month-old baby saying he was going to stay with his father in the Wheatley Hill area - but never arrived.
The body of a man, believed to be Mr Lawler, has been found at a property in Bessemer Street in Ferryhill.
Formal identification has yet to take place, but his family has been informed.
The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place later today.