Police searching for a 43-year-old reported missing from Budleigh Salterton say they have found the body of a man.
Officers had issued an appeal after Bruce Bower was last seen leaving his home address at around 11am on Wednesday, May 20.
The force has confirmed that the body of a man was discovered in an area of countryside near to the town at around 11.10pm on Wednesday. It added the death is not being treated as suspicious.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said this afternoon (Friday, May 22) : “Police searching for 43-year-old Bruce Bower, who was reported missing from Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday 20 May, have found the body of a man.
“The body was located in an area of countryside near to the town at around 11.20pm on 20 May.
“The family of Mr Bower have been informed of the discovery.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”