Sad discovery in search for missing 82 year-old man


14 Jan 2020

Tonight at 8.10pm officers searching for missing 82 year-old Donald Francis were called to St Andrews Dock following the discovery of a body.

Although formal identification has not yet been made we believe the body is that of Donald, who went missing from his home on Linnaeus Street yesterday morning.  The circumstances of his death are not thought to be suspicious.

We would like to thank all the search teams for their tireless efforts and for the support of the public during our searches, we had all hoped for a better outcome.

We have not been able to find the next of kin of Donald throughout our enquiries and would ask that if anyone can help us to locate any family, who we believe originate in the Portsmouth area, should call us on 101 quoting log 242 13 January 2020.