Body of missing Irish man recovered in Denmark, police say

Meath man Peter Burns (29) had been missing from Aarhus since December 5th

Danish police have confirmed that the body of missing Irish man Peter Burns (29) was found in Aarhus.

Danish police have confirmed that the body of missing Irish man Peter Burns (29) was found in Aarhus.

 

Danish police have confirmed that the body of missing Irish man Peter Burns (29) was found on Monday in the harbour of the city of Aarhus.

At 1.09pm Danish time a member of the public contacted police to say they had seen a body in the water at a building called Navitas. Police said this was the building where Mr Burns was last seen on CCTV.

Mr Burns, from Dunboyne, Co Meath, went missing on the night of December 5th 2021 on his way home from his job as a chef at a restaurant.

His remains will be examined to establish the cause of death and police confirmed that his family has been informed.

In a statement on its website, the Irish embassy in Denmark said: “With sadness, the Danish police have confirmed the recovery of the remains of Irish citizen Peter Burns. Peter’s family and friends thank everyone for all their help during this difficult time. The Ambassador and all at the Embassy of Ireland wish to convey our sincere sympathies to Peter’s family and friends.”