Man feared murdered is found alive in woods after nearly five years

A man feared by police to have been murdered has been found living in woods, almost five years after he disappeared amid fears he was being exploited.

Ricardas Puisys was found almost five years after going missing. Photograph: Cambridgeshire Police/PA

The last confirmed sighting of Ricardas Puisys, now 40, was on 26 September 2015 at his workplace, 20 miles from where he lived in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. He unexpectedly failed to return to work two days later and in November of that year police launched a murder investigation. The following month a man was arrested on suspicion of his murder before being released without charge.

However, hopes that he might be alive were raised when a Facebook account was set up in his name and photographs were posted of a man police believed to be Puisys. In November last year officers relaunched an appeal to find him and in December they said they had received several reports of sightings of him.

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