Body found may be missing prison officer

Missing prison officer Alexander Johnson
Missing prison officer Alexander Johnson

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A burnt, decomposing body found hanging from a tree in a teak forest off Cumuto Road, Barrackpore, is believed to be that of prison officer Alexander Johnson, who went missing on January 17.

The body was found by a group of hunters who alerted his family, who lives a few kilometres away.

Relative Anastasha Thomas told Newsday they firmly believe the body is that of Johnson. She said it matched his description and the clothing resembled what he was last seen wearing.

They believe he died by suicide.

Anyone who needs help or thinks about harming themselves can call toll-free 800-5588, 866-5433 or 220-3636.

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