Body found in Malaysian jungle confirmed as that of missing Yorkshire backpacker

Missing Yorkshireman Gareth Huntley

Missing Yorkshireman Gareth Huntley

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Police have confirmed a body found in the Malaysian jungle is that of missing British backpacker Gareth Huntley, the Foreign Office said.

Mr Huntley, 34, disappeared on May 27 when he went on a trek to a waterfall on Tioman Island, off the south-eastern coast of the country’s mainland.

A body feared to be that of Mr Huntley was found on Wednesday, close to where he was living.

 

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