Search for Ross Haughey: Police find body

Daily Echo: Search for Ross Haughey: Poliice find body Search for Ross Haughey: Poliice find body

POLICE leading a major search for missing Hampshire teenager Ross Haughey have discovered a body.

The news came this afternoon, just over 72 hours since the 17-year-old was last seen as he left his family home to go out for a walk.

Hampshire's air ambulance was called in to assist and could be seen coming in to land around 3pm - the first indication that there could be a development in the hunt for the Burgate School pupil who lived in Frogham.

Specialist police and volunteer search teams who had spread far and wide across a five mile stretch of the forest were told to stop and return to Abbotswell car park following the news.

Although the body is yet to be identified formally, the tragic news was told to Ross's parents Brian and Penny by police as the search was wound down.

It is the development that nobody wanted to hear, as the A-level student's fellow sixth form pupils turned out in force, accompanied by teachers, to do what they could to help.

Throughout the day more members of the public offering assistance, commoners and agisters on horseback and even staff from the National Trust had played a part, while local residents and dog walkers simply turned up to offer themselves if needed.

Hampshire police say it will be tomorrow at the earliest before any further update and formal identification will be made.

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7:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

red/whitearmy says...

I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.
I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found. red/whitearmy
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7:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

red/whitearmy says...

I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.
I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found. red/whitearmy
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7:36pm Wed 27 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

red/whitearmy wrote:
I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.
Well done, I too went yesterday and today to do my part in helping search for him. I am truly gutted to hear the sad news this afternoon.

I am extremely proud of how the local community around the Forest have worked together to help find Ross.

Much love to all involved and especially the family. ****
[quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.[/p][/quote]Well done, I too went yesterday and today to do my part in helping search for him. I am truly gutted to hear the sad news this afternoon. I am extremely proud of how the local community around the Forest have worked together to help find Ross. Much love to all involved and especially the family. **** IronLady2010
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10:47pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Rocket 1 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
red/whitearmy wrote:
I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.
Well done, I too went yesterday and today to do my part in helping search for him. I am truly gutted to hear the sad news this afternoon.

I am extremely proud of how the local community around the Forest have worked together to help find Ross.

Much love to all involved and especially the family. ****
If I could have got there I would have, another tragic story from the New Forest in 48 hours, 2 very young lives lost in 2 different tragic Circumstances, my thoughts go out to the Family's of, Jade Clark and Ross Haughey, both obviously very well loved people R.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: I drove down there today , spent few hours on my own walking round trying to find Ross , Not knowing what to expect and i didnt have a clue on the area or even what direction to go in. Then once i returned to the car park i managed to go on daily echo website on my mobile to find the news about body being found.[/p][/quote]Well done, I too went yesterday and today to do my part in helping search for him. I am truly gutted to hear the sad news this afternoon. I am extremely proud of how the local community around the Forest have worked together to help find Ross. Much love to all involved and especially the family. ****[/p][/quote]If I could have got there I would have, another tragic story from the New Forest in 48 hours, 2 very young lives lost in 2 different tragic Circumstances, my thoughts go out to the Family's of, Jade Clark and Ross Haughey, both obviously very well loved people R.I.P. Rocket 1
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11:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

Having read the support from friends who were involved in the search, I realise the body has not yet been identified, it's one of those awkward situations when you want to wish the best to the family, knowing it's not confirmed.

I'm a massive lover of the New Forest and can say I'm really proud of how all the locals and even people from outside have worked together.

I guess the body is that of Ross as they have called of the search and I send my warmest thoughts to the family and to all those involved in the search.

Well done to everyone coming together as one, to find a loved one.

I have a second home nearby and this has really upset me.

Much love to the family and friends.
Having read the support from friends who were involved in the search, I realise the body has not yet been identified, it's one of those awkward situations when you want to wish the best to the family, knowing it's not confirmed. I'm a massive lover of the New Forest and can say I'm really proud of how all the locals and even people from outside have worked together. I guess the body is that of Ross as they have called of the search and I send my warmest thoughts to the family and to all those involved in the search. Well done to everyone coming together as one, to find a loved one. I have a second home nearby and this has really upset me. Much love to the family and friends. IronLady2010
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