Police work to identify body found in pond at RSPB park at Cliffe near Rochester as search for missing Richard Raj goes on
Police are today continuing to work to identify the body of a man found in shallow water on a nature reserve.
Two walkers made the discovery on the RSPB park at Cliffe, near Rochester, at just before 9am on Saturday.
Police were called to Radar Pool, where a diving team and forensic officers were at the scene for most of the morning.
A body was found floating in shallow water at Cliffe Pools
Police at Cliffe Pools. Picture: Alan Watkins
Officers are working to identify the man - believed to be in his 60s - and are not treating his death as suspicious.
It has not yet been confirmed if officers are linking it with their search for Richard Raj, 63, who disappeared from his Rochester home more than three weeks ago.
Police have not confirmed if the body found was that of missing Richard Raj
Former accountant Mr Raj, 63, is diabetic and was in urgent need of medication.
He vanished from sheltered housing in Weatherly Close a few days before he was reported missing on Friday, September 6.
Mr Raj was known to go on long walks and liked to walk in Capstone Farm Country Park.
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