A body discovered in a wooded area at Narford yesterday evening is thought to be that of a missing man from Pentney.
Police say a walker found the remains at around 6.20pm on Wednesday.
Although formal identification has yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of Alan Naylor, who was reported missing on Monday. Mr Naylor’s family has been informed of the discovery.
Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.