The body of a man discovered in a river in Hitchin has now been formally identified as William ‘Bill’ Taylor.
A member of the public found the body near Charlton Road on the afternoon of Sunday, February 10.
Mr Taylor’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Extensive enquiries have been carried out at the scene by officers from the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit.
Mr Taylor, aged 70, was last seen at his home in Gosmore at around 9pm on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Since he was reported missing extensive enquiries have taken place and three people have been arrested and charged in connection with his murder.