Body of missing Bristol University student Olisa Odukwe, 20, is found

Police divers discover body in harbour during search for missing Bristol student, 20, four days after he vanished from home as heartbroken girlfriend pays Instagram tribute

  • Olisa Odukwe, 20, was last seen leaving home in Redland on Saturday morning
  • Was not been seen since 7am that day and police had been ‘extremely worried
  • News of his sad death was shared by his devastated girlfriend early this morning 

Police divers searching for a missing Bristol University student who vanished on Saturday have found a body in the city’s harbour.

Olisa Odukwe, 20, had been last seen at his home in Redland at 7am in the morning and his disappearance had sparked an urgent police appeal.

The heartbreaking news of his death was shared publicly online as his devastated girlfriend paid tribute to him just after midnight this morning.

Daisy Barrows wrote simply in a poignant message: ‘Rest in peace my love.’

The sad news came after friends and teammates from his University of Bristol Association Football club had searched nearby Leigh Woods.

Avon and Somerset Police said: ‘Yesterday afternoon, police divers located and recovered the body of a man in Bristol Harbour, near Narrow Quay.

‘While formal identification has not yet been carried out, we have updated the family of missing 20-year-old Bristol student Olisa Odukwe. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious.’ 

Olisa Odukwe, 20, disappeared with his bike after leaving his home in Redland, Bristol

Officers had previously disclosed Mr Odukwe had been last seen at 7am on his bike after leaving his home in Redland on Saturday.

He had been a 2nd year mechanics student at Bristol university.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police had said at the time: ‘We’re extremely concerned for Olisa. 

‘He was last seen wearing a grey YG hoodie with a picture of a black goat on the front, and either black shorts or black joggers. He may have a black racer style bike with him.’ 

Mr Odukwe, a 2nd year mechanics student at Bristol university had also been at the harbour

Mr Odukwe had been a student at the University of Bristol and studying mechanics

MailOnline has contacted the force again this morning, but has not yet received a response. 

Friends and fellow students had shared messages and pictures in an effort to try and track him down or find someone who may have seen him. 

Bristol University had also said it was helping officers with the hunt and providing any information it could to find the young man.

They said on Monday: ‘We are working closely with the police in their search for one of our students, Olisa Odukwe, last seen leaving his home in Redland on Sat morning.

‘We ask the public & University community to be alert & contact the police if they think they’ve seen him.

‘We are supporting Olisa’s friends and family and would urge any other students who are concerned to contact our wellbeing services for support.’ 

Police say anyone who has any information should call 999 ref 5221094539. 

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