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Last Updated: Friday, 29 April, 2005, 16:53 GMT 17:53 UK
Body in wood is 'not suspicious'
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The badly-decomposed body has been removed to a mortuary
Detectives investigating the discovery of a man's body in a north east Wales forest have said they are not treating his death as suspicious.

The man has now been named as 51-year-old Richard Sumner, who was reported missing from his home in Liverpool in March 2002.

His remains were found by a woman out walking her dog in Clocaenog Forest, at Clawddnewydd, near Ruthin Wednesday.

A post mortem examination established how long Mr Sumner's body had been in

the forest.

Officers, who had been treating the discover as an unexplained death, are now awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

The remains had been taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital where a Home Office pathologist carried out an examination on Friday.

An area of the forest was sealed off by a forensic team while they carried out an initial examination of the remains and their location.


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