Human Remains Found In Woodland Near Bristol Are Thought To Be Those Of DJ Derek
Human remains found in woodland near Bristol are believed to be those of Legendary DJ, DJ Derek.
Derek Serpell-Morris, 73, who is known as Britain's oldest DJ, went missing in July of last year.
Avon and Somerset police said it had evidence that human remains found in the Patchway area of South Gloucestershire on Thursday are Morris.
DCI Matthew Iddon said: "Earlier today we spoke with the family of Derek Serpell-Morris to inform them of this latest development. While we're not yet in a position to confirm the remains are of Derek, we strongly believe this to be the case due to personal items found at the scene.
"This is a very distressing time for Derek's family who've been carrying out an exhaustive campaign to locate him."
There had been a number of reported sightings of the man over the past few months but as of yet the death is being treated as unexplained.
A postmortem is yet to be carried out.
Many people have responded to the troubling news on Twitter.
Very sad news.
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