Police searching for former Bury, Ashton United, Altrincham, Harrogate Town and
Chorley non-league footballer James Dean have found a body after a four-day search
James Dean, 35, went missing in the Oswaldtwistle area, which is just south-east
of Blackburn, late on Wednesday night.
The local community banded together to search for the former forward and a body
fitting his profile was found on Sunday afternoon.
A statement released by Lancashire Police reads: “Police searching for a missing man
have sadly found a body.
“James Dean, was last seen in the Orchard Drive area of Oswaldtwistle around midnight
on Wednesday (May 5)
While the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Mr Dean. His family
have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination will
take place in due course