Police in Tuckahoe, New York, United States, have found the body of a former Nigerian diplomat, Ambassador Ejeviome Otobo.
The deceased was last seen in the community on June 15.
Three days after he went missing, the Tuckahoe police department had announced that Otobo was missing and requested information from the public.
On June 24, the police announced that Otobo had been found dead and sent condolences to his family.
He was 70 at the time of his death.
“The Tuckahoe police department regrets to inform members of the community that Ejeviome Otobo was located yesterday afternoon and is deceased.
“We would like to thank those of you who offered tips and tried to assist with the investigation. Our thoughts go out to the Otobo family during this difficult time,” the police announced.
Etobo served as the Director and Deputy Head, Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations headquarters in New York between December 2006 and October 2013.
Before he died, he was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at the Global Governance Institute in Brussels, Belgium.
Otobo acted as the assistant secretary-general at the UN from February to August 2009.