Dean Jones, aged 47, who was reported missing on Saturday 14th January, has been been found dead in a lake on University of Birmingham campus.

Emergency services were dispatched to the lake within the Vale Village campus near Edgbaston Park Road, at around 3:30PM on Tuesday (21/02), following the discovery of a man’s body.

Officers condoned off the area whilst they recovered the body and conducted a scene investigation. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course but police are not treating the death as suspicious.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police, said: “Police searching for missing man Dean Jones from Birmingham have found a body in the lake near to Edgbaston Park Road. The 47-year-old’s family have been informed.”

University of Birmingham has released the following statement: “We are are deeply saddened to learn that the body of a man, believed to be in his forties and unconnected to the University, was discovered in the lake at The Vale earlier today.

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