A GROUP of teenagers discovered the body of a missing Ellesmere Port man, two days after his heartbroken family appealed for help in finding him.
The body of Mark Steven Price, 51, of Hillfields Road, Little Sutton, was found on parkland off Station Road, Neston, on Tuesday, March 16. Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances.
The Neston High School pupils, aged between 14 and 18, were making their way to a DJ class at Neston Youth Centre, Burton Road.
Mr Price – who was suffering from a serious medical condition that required daily medication – was last seen alive in the early hours of Sunday, March 14, at an address in Parkgate, near Neston.
Christine Fergus, a director of the youth centre, said: “On behalf of the community centre I would like to express our condolences to the family concerned.
“We informed Neston High that evening that some of their pupils may be arriving at school in an emotional state.”
A spokesman for Neston High said: “Clearly, this tragedy has been an emotional and difficult experience for all concerned.
“For our part, we ensured that students who were in the area at the time were supported throughout the following day in school so that they have been able to concentrate on their main job of studying for their forthcoming GCSE examinations.”
An inquest has been opened and adjourned by Cheshire coroners office.