Body found in woods confirmed as missing father-of-three
Ross Taylor, 30, was reported missing after leaving his home in Mayfield last month.
A body found in a Midlothian wood is that of missing man Ross Taylor, police have confirmed.
Mr Taylor, 30, disappeared from his home in Mayfield on March 31.
Police launched a search operation and on Friday afternoon found a body in woodland beside Crichton castle, Pathhead.
Officers have now formally identified the body as Mr Taylor, a father of three.
The death is being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Chief inspector Arron Clinkscales, area commander for Midlothian, said: "Ross' family has shown considerable bravery and dignity throughout this traumatic time and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with their loss.
"I would like to thank those members of the public and media who assisted in our search and appeals for information, their support was essential and is very much appreciated.
"We are continuing to support Ross' family and offer them assistance throughout this difficult time."