Police have confirmed that a body found in the River Tees on Saturday 20th April is that of missing man Tanveer Ahmed from Stockton.
The 37-year-old had not been seen since March.
Officers also confirmed that they are not treating his death as suspicious.
In a statement, Tanveer Ahmed's wife paid tribute to a "generous, loving and kind person":
“He was a very loved family man – we loved him very much and he loved us all. He adored me and our children.
"Tanveer was a generous, loving and kind person and he will be missed very much.
"I would like to thank everyone for their support.”