Missing student Jer Le Leow found dead near Beachy Head

PUBLISHED: 10:33 08 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 08 March 2017

Jer Le Leow

Jer Le Leow


His body was found in February

Police have announced the death of a missing Welling student today, more than amonth after his body was discovered.

Jer Le Leow had not heard from since January 12, when he failed to attend a lecture at Queen Mary University of London in Mile End Road.

After the 23-year-old was spotted near Eastbourne, Met Police began working with Sussex police.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “The body of a man, matching his description, was recovered from the beach at Holywell near to the Birling Gap, East Sussex on Friday, February 3.

“The man was confirmed dead at the scene. The deceased was later confirmed as Jer Le Leow.”

According to The Mirror, the student was studying computer science, and suffered from autism.

The student’s death is being treated as non-suspicious and his next of kin have been informed.

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