The body of a man missing for nearly four weeks has been found in a tree at a school just yards from the front gate.
The man, named as Peter Usher, 39, was found in a tree at Bower Park Academy at Romford in Essex after police spent weeks searching for him.
His family has been told.
Dozens of children at the secondary school passed the body every day without noticing.
Police found the body in the dense 25-foot-tall tree but waited until the academy's 700 pupils had gone for the day until they removed it.
Head teacher Mary Morrison said:
Friends of Peter Usher remembered his as "lovely bloke who always stopped for a chat".