THE body has been found in the search for Michael Anesu Nhema, who has been missing from Athy in Co Kildare for a month.
The 33-year-old man, who is originally from Zimbabwe, was last seen at Branswood at around 9am on Tuesday, 14 April.
His car, a black Audi A4 with a 131 D number plate was located at Raheen Car Park in Bray in the early hours of 17 April by Gardaí, the Irish police.
His family and Gardaí had said they were “very concerned for his welfare”.
Gardaí have said that no further action is required and have thanked the public for their assistance.
The body was recovered from Dublin Bay after a vessel alerted the Coast Guard to an object floating in the water shortly after 4pm on Sunday.
The alarm was raised after the MS Seatruck Pace, a ferry operated by Seatruck Ferries, made the sighting approximately 1½ miles south of Howth near Burford Bank.
The Dublin Coast Guard rescue helicopter, the Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard and Dún Laoghaire life boat were involved in the operation.
The body was brought to Loughlinstown hospital where a post mortem was carried out.
Meanwhile, mourners are gathered at the Nhema family home in Ashdown Park, Harare where Michael grew up.
It was announced last night that arrangements have been made for Michael’s mother Eileen and brother Ruvimbo a pastor in Mutare to travel to Ireland to join Anesu’s Zimbabwean wife and children.The deceased’s body is likely to be cremated in Ireland since it was discovered in an advanced state of decomposition.
Since news of Michael’ death was announced on Monday the family has waited for finalisation of investigations while holding daily evening church services at home led by St Peter’s Anglican Church, Mabelreign where his mother is parishioner and a prominent member of the choir.