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Body found on Malaysia island is missing Briton Gareth Huntley: police

Published on Jun 7, 2014 6:29 PM
A poster of missing British man Gareth Huntley, 34, is seen at Juara village on Tioman Island June 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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

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.

Mr Huntley disappeared on the island off the east coast of Malaysia on May 27, leading to a major manhunt. He had been a volunteer at the Juara Turtle Project in Kampung Juara on Tioman island.

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