A Brit who disappeared in the Netherlands after suffering a ‘psychotic breakdown’ has actually been discovered dead in a ditch, regional authorities stated.
Thomas Delafay, 20, from Plymouth,was last seen on the evening of June 11 after a friend dropped him off at the Dijklander Hospital in Hoorn.
He had travelled to Holland with his boyfriend, Tom Novelle, to the city about 20 miles north of Amsterdam to visit the friend.
Over the next two days, Delafay reportedly experienced a drug-related psychosis, prompting his friend to drive him to the hospital, Delafay’s sister Holly said.
Grabbing Delafay’s personal possessions, the friend returned after dropping him off only for Delafay to have ‘left in an unknown direction’, police said.
But police confirmed on Saturday that a body recovered by the facility was that of Delafay, who also went by Taiga Akabane.
‘This morning we found a deceased person in a ditch on the Maelsonstraat in Hoorn. Investigation into the identity shows that it concerns the previously missing Thomas (Taiga),’ North Holland police said.
The force stated private investigators do not believe nasty play was included and a cause of death has actually not yet been figured out.
‘Our thoughts go out to the relatives,’ authorities included.
To his sis, Delafay was her ‘absolute world’ and ‘best friend’.
‘I write this with a broken heart and a crushed soul,’ Holly stated on Facebook the other day.
‘We will miss you so much, I don’ t understand what to do with my life now that you’re not it.
‘I feel so lost without my baby brother, you mean the absolute world to me and I’ m so lost and damaged without you.
‘You’ re my friend and I’m so broken without you I enjoy you so a lot, fly high and rest simple, infant brother.’
A representative for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office informedMetro co.uk: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in the Netherlands and are in contact with the local authorities.’
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