Cheshire Police have said that clothes found on a body discovered in the lake at Carden Park yesterday match those of missing Mold teenager Haydn Evans.
A post mortem and formal identification are expected to take place later today.
The body was recovered by police divers yesterday evening, two weeks after the 18 year old was reported missing after failing to return home from a Christmas works do at the Carden Park Hotel.
Police said that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “The description and clothing of the deceased matches that of missing North Wales teenager Haydn Evans although formal identification has not yet taken place.”
Haydn’s family, who have made a number of impassioned please for his return, are being kept up to date with any developments and police have asked that their privacy is respected.
Police have confirmed that the body found in the lake at Carden Park was that of Haydn Evans.
A Home Office post mortem found that he drowned and his death is not being treated as suspicious.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: “A Home Office post-mortem took place this morning which revealed Haydn died from drowning.
“Haydn’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
“The thoughts and condolences of all officers and staff who work for Cheshire Constabulary are with Haydn’s family and friends at this very sad time.
“The Constabulary would like to thank the local community and all those who have helped in the search for Haydn and would ask on behalf of the family, that they are allowed time to grieve for Haydn in private.”