Body found in French Alps believed to be missing British soldier

April 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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LES DEUX ALPES, France, April 26 (UPI) -- The body of a man believed to be a British soldier missing since February was found by hikers in the French Alps, The Local reported.

Simon Daw, 27, of Cardiff, Wales, a soldier in the 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh regiment of the British army, was last seen Feb. 13 in a nightclub with friends. He failed to return to the apartment he shared in Venosc, France, police said.

Hikers found a man's body Thursday near the resort of Les Deux Alpes, French news website The Local reported.

"The body was dressed in clothes that match the description of those worn by the soldier when he went missing," a police officer told reporters.

An autopsy is planned, The Local said.

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