In a somber development, authorities in Somerset have found a body in the ongoing search for a man who disappeared from the village of Norton Fitzwarren, on the outskirts of Taunton. The discovery was made on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 22.
Though formal identification procedures are pending, the police believe the body to be that of 53-year-old Rangarirai, also known as David, who has been missing since last weekend. Rangarirai’s family has been notified of this heart-wrenching discovery.
Earlier in the week, Avon and Somerset Police had issued an urgent appeal for information after Rangarirai was reported missing. He was last seen leaving his residence in Norton Fitzwarren at 6.15 pm on Sunday. His sudden disappearance had raised significant concerns, with the police expressing deep worry about his wellbeing.
Rangarirai, employed in Wellington, had been a known figure in his community. Following the tragic find, a spokesperson for the Avon and Somerset Police stated, “We’re sad to confirm that a body has been found near Norton Fitzwarren this afternoon in the search for missing 53-year-old Rangarirai. While formal identification has not yet taken place, his family are aware, and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
This incident has cast a pall over the community, as they come to terms with the potential loss of a fellow villager. Further details are awaited as the police continue their investigations into the circumstances surrounding Rangarirai’s disappearance and the subsequent discovery.