Body Of Missing Chief Police Inspector Tim Frohwein Found On Derbyshire Moorland

Tim Frohwein
Tim Frohwein
Derbyshire Constabulary

The body of a man found in a national park is that of a missing senior police officer, it has been confirmed.

Derbyshire Police said the body discovered on moorland in the Goyt Valley in the Peak District National Park was that of their colleague chief inspector Tim Frohwein.

The 48-year-old father had been missing since setting out for a walk from his home in Buxton, and was last seen at about 2pm last Sunday.

In a statement, Derbyshire Police said: "We would like to recognise the efforts of the immediate members of Tim's family, particularly his sons who organised and co-ordinated searches.

"They organised family and friends to search parts of the Goyt Valley that had not yet been formally searched by

Derbyshire Police and mountain rescue teams as part of the structured search process.

"Tim was found by friends of the family who had volunteered to help search for him.

"They found him on the Grouse Moor and the two men immediately notified officers who were nearby.

"Derbyshire Constabulary would like to offer sincere condolences to his family."

Frohwein was based at Chesterfield, looking after Amber Valley and Chesterfield, and was previously head of road policing.

Colleagues became increasingly concerned for the well-being of Mr Frohwein, who had recently undergone knee surgery, describing his disappearance as "totally out of character".

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