Updated: 06/07/2014 18:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Body found on Malaysia island confirmed as missing Briton

A body found on a Malaysian island is that of British tourist Gareth Huntley who went missing during a jungle hike, police said Saturday.


Body found on Malaysia island confirmed as missing Briton

A handout picture released by the #Find Gareth Huntley Campaign on May 31, 2014 shows Briton Gareth Huntley who went missing in Malaysia after going for a solo trek - by #Findgarethhuntley Campaign

Zakaria Ahmad, head of crime investigation in the eastern state of Pahang, said DNA results showed that the body discovered on Tioman Wednesday was the 34-year-old.

He added the cause of death had not yet been determined. Huntley disappeared on the island off the east coast of Malaysia on May 27, leading to a major manhunt.

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