Coventry University Student Ozi Akerele Who was missing Last year January has been found dead.
“Two young boys playing football found body of missing student in disused Coventry churchyard.
The body in a disused Coventry churchyard believed to be that of missing student Ozi Akerele was discovered by two ten-year-old boys.
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.
Coventry University student Ozi had been missing since a night out with friends on January 31, 2015.
The body was found by the young boys at around 5pm on Thursday and West Midlands Police say that, although formal identification is still to take place, they believe it to be that of the 24-year-old.
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.”