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Body found in woods at Birnie said to be that of missing Elgin man Sean Dawson

By Pat Scott

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THE body found in a wooded area in Birnie, Elgin this morning at around 10.50am is believed to be that of missing man Sean Dawson.

Mr Dawson, (23) was reported missing from the New Elgin on Thursday night, after being last seen about 5pm that day.

A public appeal for anyone with information which might assist the police to trace him was launched later the same evening.

Police this afternoon said: "Although formal identification is still to take place, the family of missing man, Sean Dawson have been informed.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal."

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