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Body found in graveyard in search for missing 15-year-old last seen at home

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Body found in graveyard in search for missing 15-year-old last seen at home

Elido Vargas, from Burgess Hill, Sussex was reported missing from home on Tuesday afternoon (Picture: Sussex Police)

A body has been found in a graveyard in the search for a missing 15-year-old schoolboy.

Elido Vargas, from Burgess Hill, Sussex was reported missing from home on Tuesday afternoon.

A man?s body has been found in a car pulled from a Northumberland reservoir. Police think the car may have smashed through a fence at Whittle Dene Reservoir before entering the water. Ambulance crews raced to the Heddon-on-the-Wall scene this morning as police divers scoured the water. A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: ?At about 9.30am today (Thursday, June 7), police received a report of concern after a member of the public saw a damaged fence and vehicle debris located near to Whittle Dene Reservoir in Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland. Pictures from Whittledean Reservoir after a car entered the waterMan's body found in car in Northumberland reservoir

He had told his father he was returning to school, but never made it there and did not return that night.

The body was discovered at 12.45pm today by a member of the public at St John the Evangelist Church in Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill.

Superintendent James Collis, of Sussex Police, said: Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Elido at this tragic time.

Body found in graveyard in search for missing 15-year-old last seen at home

The body was discovered at 12.45pm today by a member of the public at St John the Evangelist Church in Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill (Picture: Google)

We have officers supporting the family at this time and the family have asked for privacy.

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We appreciate all the support from the public who shared our appeals assisting our searching and enquires throughout this heart-breaking case.

The body has yet to be formally identified, but police believe it is Elido.

The coroner has been informed.

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