Police confirm body found in search for missing 14-year-old Eric Lin

Greater Manchester Police has issued a statement.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 7th July 2023

A body has sadly been found in the search for missing teenager Eric Lin.

Earlier this week, officers renewed their appeal and stepped up searches in a bid to find the missing 14-year-old, who was last seen on Bell Crescent near Beswick in East Manchester last Sunday evening (2 July) at around 11pm.

The missing teenager was described as being around 5ft 7in tall, of medium build, with short hair and black-framed glasses, and was wearing a black puffer jacket at the time of his disappearance.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said they were “concerned” about Eric’s whereabouts.

Cheshire Police then began leading the investigation after enquiries suggested Eric had travelled to Cheshire on the bus.


A number of appeals were shared following the teenagers disappearance.

But yesterday, after four days of intense searches, GMP confirmed in a statement issued to the public that a body had been found by officers in the Warrington area of Cheshire – with there believed to be “no suspicious circumstances”.


Formal identification of the body is yet to take place, but GMP has confirmed that Eric’s family have been notified of the latest developments.

In a statement addressing the discovery of the body, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies, of GMP’s City of Manchester North district, said: “Firstly, our thoughts remain with Eric’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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“Formal identification is yet to take place, so we would ask that they have privacy whilst the investigation continues.”

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