As The Press reported at the time, York Police put out an appeal to residents back in January to help find missing Matthew Dillon.
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Matthew had been missing from Merseyside since January 2 and at the time police information suggested he may have been in York or staying in hotels, B&Bs or pubs in the area.
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But today (February 20) North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a body of a man found near Scarborough Pier is Matthew.
A police spoksman said: “Coastal search teams recovered his body from the area on February 3.
“Officers believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be prepared for the coroner for a future inquest.
“Matthew’s family have been informed and have requested privacy at this time.”