UPDATE: Body found in search for missing university student

Essex County Standard: UPDATE: Body found in search for missing university student UPDATE: Body found in search for missing university student

Police searching for a Colchester student who ran out of a hospital earlier this morning have found a body nearby.

Paulo Junior initially arrived at Stansted Airport at about 11pm yesterday, having travelled from his halls of residents near the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.

He was found in a mentally unstable condition which caused police concern.

As a result, paramedics took him to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

However, the 34-year-old man ran off from hospital staff at 2am today.

A search of the hospital grounds and surrounding area began, with the police helicopter also deployed at 2.30am to help officers on the ground.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 8.30am, the body of a man was found less than a mile away in the grounds of a residential property.

“Officers at the scene believe this to be Paulo Junior and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

“Although, the body is believed to be that of Paulo’s it will still be the subject of a formal identification procedure. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to ascertain a cause of death.”

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10:02am Thu 15 May 14

Catchedicam says...

Tragic.
Tragic. Catchedicam
  • Score: 13

10:12am Thu 15 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Totally awful
RIP+
Totally awful RIP+ A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 14

10:45pm Thu 15 May 14

Boris says...

Very sad, as the previous commenters have rightly said. So many intelligent young people with mental disorders die needlessly. We need major research into mental illnesses, their causes and their treatment, but this field is not as profitable as other branches of medicine.
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R.I.P. Paulo Junior.
Very sad, as the previous commenters have rightly said. So many intelligent young people with mental disorders die needlessly. We need major research into mental illnesses, their causes and their treatment, but this field is not as profitable as other branches of medicine. . R.I.P. Paulo Junior. Boris
  • Score: 16

5:45pm Fri 16 May 14

Msgimpy117 says...

People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives.
People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives. Msgimpy117
  • Score: -17

9:18pm Fri 16 May 14

pixiebell87 says...

Msgimpy117 wrote:
People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives.
many people that dont have any mental health issues have exactly the same view as you, but rather than judge stop and think how it must feel to be live in such fear/pain that the only thing you want is for it to all be over. Many people with mental illness are unable to see anything outside of what they feel. This is not their fault.
I agree for the people left behind and for the people who discover it is never forgotten but we also need to remember for those who take their own lives the pain/fear they feel that leads them to suicide is very very real to them.
mental illness is a very lonely thing!!
R.I.P. Paulo Junior.
[quote][p][bold]Msgimpy117[/bold] wrote: People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives.[/p][/quote]many people that dont have any mental health issues have exactly the same view as you, but rather than judge stop and think how it must feel to be live in such fear/pain that the only thing you want is for it to all be over. Many people with mental illness are unable to see anything outside of what they feel. This is not their fault. I agree for the people left behind and for the people who discover it is never forgotten but we also need to remember for those who take their own lives the pain/fear they feel that leads them to suicide is very very real to them. mental illness is a very lonely thing!! R.I.P. Paulo Junior. pixiebell87
  • Score: 10

4:33pm Sat 17 May 14

Fernando B S says...

I'm a friend of Paulo typing from Brazil. He was a healthy man and loved by all. We have some questions:

Why was he at the airport? Why policemen approached him? Maybe he was tired. He didn't talk a very fluent english and maybe he started to get nervous. Is there any video showing what happened in the airport?

What type of medications they gave to him? How come someone diagnosed as being "mentally unwell and unstable" ran off from a hospital? No one was taking care of him? Is there any video showing (there are cameras in the hospital I guess) what happened?

Where would he go after leaving the hospital? I would look for him in the places he used to go, i.e, surroundings from University and the hall he lived. Why did they take 6:30 hours to find him? At 2:30 am there weren't many people on the streets. I don't understand such a long time to find a young man.
I'm a friend of Paulo typing from Brazil. He was a healthy man and loved by all. We have some questions: Why was he at the airport? Why policemen approached him? Maybe he was tired. He didn't talk a very fluent english and maybe he started to get nervous. Is there any video showing what happened in the airport? What type of medications they gave to him? How come someone diagnosed as being "mentally unwell and unstable" ran off from a hospital? No one was taking care of him? Is there any video showing (there are cameras in the hospital I guess) what happened? Where would he go after leaving the hospital? I would look for him in the places he used to go, i.e, surroundings from University and the hall he lived. Why did they take 6:30 hours to find him? At 2:30 am there weren't many people on the streets. I don't understand such a long time to find a young man. Fernando B S
  • Score: 6

9:52am Sun 18 May 14

Rhinestone Cowboy* says...

My kid is at Essex Uni and has mental health issues. These kids are very well looked after and do well on their courses. Especially in the Technical stuff.
I don't trust, The Mental Health Trust that looks after these kids and people based in Chelmsford, nor do the Quality Care Commission, investigators need to come back and ask questions. They will bull their way out of it, like they usually do.
My kid is at Essex Uni and has mental health issues. These kids are very well looked after and do well on their courses. Especially in the Technical stuff. I don't trust, The Mental Health Trust that looks after these kids and people based in Chelmsford, nor do the Quality Care Commission, investigators need to come back and ask questions. They will bull their way out of it, like they usually do. Rhinestone Cowboy*
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Sun 18 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

Msgimpy117 wrote:
People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives.
I see where you're coming from, to discover a body is a horrible experience. As a child my mother and I discovered a dead body, and to this day I can remember it all.
More importantly, however, we should think of their emotional and mental health at these times. No healthy person commits suicide. So although it's hard for the people that find the body, it must have been a million times harder for the person.
We need to be more compassionate. See it from their view point, which is likely scared, tired, emotional, hurt, damaged, etc
RIP
[quote][p][bold]Msgimpy117[/bold] wrote: People who take there lives have no thoughts for the people that find them this stays with them for the rest of there lives.[/p][/quote]I see where you're coming from, to discover a body is a horrible experience. As a child my mother and I discovered a dead body, and to this day I can remember it all. More importantly, however, we should think of their emotional and mental health at these times. No healthy person commits suicide. So although it's hard for the people that find the body, it must have been a million times harder for the person. We need to be more compassionate. See it from their view point, which is likely scared, tired, emotional, hurt, damaged, etc RIP MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 9

12:50am Mon 19 May 14

necatpoa says...

I was Paulo's teacher for a few months and I liked him very much. I also helped him correcting and translating some of his University papers. I
never thought he was the suicidal type. By no means. He was young and healthy and very enthusiastic about his stay in England. He followed my advice regarding such things as what clothes to take, what to eat and what to avoid. And the Police report says "the death is not being treated as suspicious". Does that necessarily mean it was suicide, as some commenters above seem to believe ? I certainly look forward to find more information about his death - either in the Gazette or from the University.
I was Paulo's teacher for a few months and I liked him very much. I also helped him correcting and translating some of his University papers. I never thought he was the suicidal type. By no means. He was young and healthy and very enthusiastic about his stay in England. He followed my advice regarding such things as what clothes to take, what to eat and what to avoid. And the Police report says "the death is not being treated as suspicious". Does that necessarily mean it was suicide, as some commenters above seem to believe ? I certainly look forward to find more information about his death - either in the Gazette or from the University. necatpoa
  • Score: 2

11:30am Tue 20 May 14

Msgimpy117 says...

I understand all points taken but there is not support for the people who found him they are left with that image and it plays on there minds that though will never leave you.
I understand all points taken but there is not support for the people who found him they are left with that image and it plays on there minds that though will never leave you. Msgimpy117
  • Score: -3

1:56pm Thu 22 May 14

bellhelp says...

Msgimpy117 wrote:
I understand all points taken but there is not support for the people who found him they are left with that image and it plays on there minds that though will never leave you.
Foi voce que o encontru? Conte a nos o que viu. Desabafar ajuda muito
[quote][p][bold]Msgimpy117[/bold] wrote: I understand all points taken but there is not support for the people who found him they are left with that image and it plays on there minds that though will never leave you.[/p][/quote]Foi voce que o encontru? Conte a nos o que viu. Desabafar ajuda muito bellhelp
  • Score: 0

2:18pm Thu 22 May 14

bellhelp says...

O que voces sabe? Nos ajudem awuo no Brasil? Como ele foi encontrado? Enforcado? Foi suicidio? Voces wcham wue ele tomou remedios? Precisamos saber tudo para poder defende-lo e encontrar a explicaçao.I write in portuguese
O que voces sabe? Nos ajudem awuo no Brasil? Como ele foi encontrado? Enforcado? Foi suicidio? Voces wcham wue ele tomou remedios? Precisamos saber tudo para poder defende-lo e encontrar a explicaçao.I write in portuguese bellhelp
  • Score: 0

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