Body found in Latvia could be missing British artist: police

9th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Police in the Latvian capital Riga said Thursday that they suspected a man found dead on a suburban street could be missing British artist Daniel Lyon.

"We have no confirmation of the identity yet but we suspect that it could be him," Riga district police spokesman Toms Sadovskis told AFP.

The body was found on Wednesday.

"He was reported missing on June 1 and we distributed his picture to the media on June 6 in an effort to track him down," Sadovskis said, adding that no further information on the circumstances of the death was being released at present.

Jamaica-born Lyon, a painter and sculptor, had been living in the Baltic state's capital for the past three years. The 31-year-old was last seen on June 1 at the University of Latvia's arts faculty.

© 2011 AFP

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