The physique of rugby league star Bryn Hargreaves has been discovered close to his dwelling after he went lacking over a yr in the past in America.
Hargreaves, who was 36-years-old on the time of his disappearance — was reported lacking in January 2022 after he didn’t arrive for work.
His disappearance sparked a serious search led by police and tracker canine in West Virginia, The Solar experiences.
However now his older brother Gareth introduced the previous prop’s passing with a Fb put up.
He wrote: “RIP Bryn Hargreaves. With unbelievable disappointment I can affirm after 14 months we have now lastly discovered Bryn.
“We nonetheless have no idea the reason for loss of life or what truly occurred on 3/1/22. Due to all those who have helped within the search.
“We’d recognize somewhat house and can hold you up to date when we have now any additional data x.”
A physique was present in woodland close to the US dwelling of Hargreaves, in line with the Mail.
They report that the Monongalia County Sheriff’s workplace confirmed to them that detectives had been despatched to the woodlands close to his home after a member of the general public discovered a physique.
It was then despatched to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Workplace for a autopsy and constructive identification.
Hargreaves — who divorced spouse Amy in 2020 — performed in Tremendous League for Wigan, St Helens and Bradford earlier than shifting to the States to work within the oil and gasoline business at 26.
He was born in Wigan and achieved his boyhood dream of taking part in in Tremendous League for the Warriors.
Hargreaves additionally gained the 2008 Problem Cup with St Helens earlier than shifting to America to work within the oil and gasoline business 10 years in the past.
The rugby league world has been left devastated by the information.
Wests Tigers star ahead John Bateman was amongst these to make public remark.
Hargreaves was final December concerned in an accident in his Jeep, leaving him with extreme again ache and unable to drive and left to depend on Uber to get round.
His devastated household employed a personal investigator to look into his disappearance, believing he may have been kidnapped.
Hargreaves’ mum Maria additionally spoke out following the tragic information of his confirmed loss of life.
She wrote: “I’m in bits #heartbroken my lovely son Bryn i can’t consider any phrases to explain the ache xx.”
Regardless of the discovering of Hargreaves’ physique, there was no reason for loss of life but decided.
— This story initially appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission