Grieving mum thanks public for help

Grieving mum thanks public for help

Grieving mum thanks public for help

First published in Echo News

A GRIEVING mother has thanked those who helped look for her missing son after his body was found at the weekend.

Mark Barnes, 36, was found by a member of the public in woods near Bullwood Approach, Hockley, on Saturday morning.

He was last seen by a neighbour on December 29 in the garden of his Norwich Avenue home in Southend.

Officers are not treating his death as suspicious.

His mum Linda, 58, said: “I’m keeping everything together, but obviously the family misses Mark very much and are very saddened by what has happened.

“I want to thank everyone who was looking for him, especially the police, and everyone who tweeted and posted on Facebook. I also want to thank everyone for their messages of sympathy and condolence.”

Mr Barnes, who lived with his mother Linda, had been minding the house while the family were on holiday, but was not in when they returned on December 30.

Linda said she believed her son, a sales assistant at Waitrose in Fossets Way, had a lot on his mind when he fled.

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6:10am Thu 9 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

So sad, there will never be an explanation, only the understanding of eternal peace for Mark. My thoughts go to his family and friends.
So sad, there will never be an explanation, only the understanding of eternal peace for Mark. My thoughts go to his family and friends. Nowthatsworthknowing
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11:07am Thu 9 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young man at this very sad time.
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young man at this very sad time. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 6

12:51pm Thu 9 Jan 14

whataday says...

How very, very sad. Condolences to his family and friends. RiP
How very, very sad. Condolences to his family and friends. RiP whataday
  • Score: 3

7:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Natter says...

Bless him, I hope he has found his peace :(
Bless him, I hope he has found his peace :( Natter
  • Score: -2

2:54am Fri 10 Jan 14

lostgirl05 says...

I knew Mark many years ago and think about him often, he meant a lot to me, My heart goes out to his family and I hope he has found peace. RIP honey xx
I knew Mark many years ago and think about him often, he meant a lot to me, My heart goes out to his family and I hope he has found peace. RIP honey xx lostgirl05
  • Score: 2

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