Body found in search for missing Ipswich man Derrick Chapman

Derrick Chapman, 57, of Ramsey Close, Ipswich, has been reported missing to police. Picture: SUFFOLK

Derrick Chapman, 57, of Ramsey Close, Ipswich, has been reported missing to police. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

Police searching for a 57-year-old man reported missing from Ipswich have found a body.

Derrick Chapman was reported missing from his home address at around 1pm yesterday (Friday, June 30) after he was last seen by his wife at home. Suffolk Constabulary issued a media appeal at around 5.40pm yesterday, urging people who had seen him or knew of his location to get in touch.

He is thought to have taken his car, a silver Ford Focus with the registration: BP04 USV

This morning, officers from Suffolk police were joined by the National Police Air Service helicopter and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue teams as part of their search.

A police spokesman said a body was found in woodlands near Bobbits Lane at around 11.20am this morning.


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The police spokesman added: “The body is believed to be Derrick Chapman, but formal identification is yet to take place.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will now be prepared for the coroner.”

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