Corpse pulled out of river, confirms that York student Harvey Parker is missing in an “unexplained” death

A body found in the River Thames in London has been confirmed as that of the University of York’s missing student Harvey Parker.

The Metropolitan Police was alerted to reports of a dead body in the Thames near the Embankment in central London by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) yesterday (Tuesday) at 11:51 a.m.

20-year-old Mr Parker was last seen on Friday (December 17) after leaving Heaven nightclub near Charing Cross station in Westminster in central London around 2:15 p.m.

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His death is treated as unresolved.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor of the Central South Command Unit said, “Unfortunately a body was recovered from the Thames near where Harvey was last seen.



Harvey Parker, 20, went missing on December 17, 2021
Harvey Parker, 20, went missing on December 17, 2021

“We are providing Harvey’s family with all available information.

“We also ask the media to respect family privacy during this challenging and difficult time.”

CCTV footage showed Mr. Parker walking down Craven Street and then south towards the Embankment and has not been seen since.

A friend said he was at a Little Simz concert in Brixton, south London, before going to the nightclub.

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police announced that investigators had observed CCTV near the Golden Jubilee Bridge and believe that Mr Parker, who is a member of the Front of House staff at the Theater Royal Stratford East, may have entered the water there has gone.

Police said there was nothing to suggest that anyone else was involved.

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