THE body of a man found in a lake at Carden Park near Chester has been formally identified as missing teenager Haydn Evans from Mold.
A Home Office post mortem examination took place on Saturday morning (December 31) which revealed Haydn died from drowning.
The 18-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
A Cheshire police spokesman said: “The thoughts and condolences of all officers and staff who work for Cheshire Constabulary are with Haydn's family and friends at this very sad time.
“The Constabulary would like to thank the local community and all those who have helped in the search for Haydn and would ask on behalf of the family, that they are allowed time to grieve for Haydn in private.”
Police frogmen searching for the missing teenager found a body on Friday afternoon.
The discovery was made in the  grounds of  Carden Park Hotel where Haydn was last seen following a Christmas party two weeks ago.
Cheshire Police had been planning  to stop cars on the A41 last  night to jog motorists’ memories and  generate fresh leads.
The 18-year-old was last seen at about 12.30am on Saturday, December 17 after leaving the Christmas party at the hotel.
Since that day, Cheshire Police search  teams, supported by Lowland Search and Rescue teams, underwater search units, dog patrols and air support have combed the area around the A41 near Broxton.
Extensive searches of the hotel’s 1,000  acre grounds and exhaustive enquiries  with Haydn’s family, friends, and colleagues, failed to identify his whereabouts.
Up to 60 officers have been involved at  any one time.
Chief Inspector Julie Westgate, who had been coordinating the  search for Haydn, said: “For many New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration. However this is not the case for the  family of Haydn who have spent an  agonising two weeks waiting for news of  his whereabouts.”
She added: “Family liaison officers  continue to offer support to Haydn's  family at this particularly difficult  time.”
A Facebook site dedicated to the search for Haydn has been filled with distraught messages.
Michaela Turnbull wrote: “Oh God I  am so so sorry. Haydn and his family  have been in mine and my family’s  thoughts for the last two weeks. Sending  love and thoughts to his family.”
Lynda Garner said: “Oh no. Just read  the news. Thinking of you x.”