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A body found in Weymouth is thought to be that of 55 year old Nicholas Crocker who disappeared last September.
At 9.50am on Tuesday 17 January 2012 Dorset Police received a report that the body of an unidentified man has been discovered by workmen surveying the grounds behind building works at New Look, Mercery Road in Weymouth.
Detectives from CID in Weymouth attended the scene, together with Dorset Police scene investigators. A cordon was put in place and the coroner has been notified.
Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of Nicholas Crocker who had been reported missing since September 2011.
Detective Inspector Stewart Dipple said: "Having examined the scene we do not suspect any third party involvement in the sad death of the man we believe to be Nicholas Crocker."