Nigerian student, 24 year old Ozievo Akerele disappeared without a trace on January 31st 2015 after a night out with friends. He was a Masters student of Coventry University. (Read story here)
His body has finally been found. Two young boys playing football found his body in a disused Coventry churchyard on Thursday April 21st. His family has been informed of the discovery
The shocking discovery happened after the boys kicked a football in to the churchyard, off Albert Fearns Garden, in Foleshill, and climbed over a fence to retrieve it.
The mother of one of the boys, who wished not to be named, said: “My son and his friend were playing football and the ball went over the fence in to the churchyard.
“His friend jumped over the fence and saw something, so he shouted my lad who also went over the fence and saw it also.
“They went to get the other boy’s mother who wasn’t sure what it was and thought it may have been a Halloween outfit or something like that.
“They got another adult who said it was definitely a body and the police were called.
“My boy was really upset and both boys have been really quiet.
“The police were really lovely with both of them and I tried to explain to my lad that hopefully the person’s family can now have some closure.”
West Midlands Police say that Ozi’s family have been informed and are being supported by officers.
A post mortem examination carried out on Friday was inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to establish the cause of death, although detectives do not believe it to be suspicious.
It’s believed that Ozi took a wrong turn on his walk home after a night out. He was last seen in Old Church Road at 7.50am when he tried to flag down a motorist for help. His last movements were caught on CCTV.