Local MLA Mervyn Storey has expressed his sympathy to the family of Norman Galbraith after police confirmed that the body found in the Bravallen Road area of Ballymoney was the 66-year-old.
Norman’s body was found in a drainage ditch after a member of the public spotted clothing in water on the Bravallen Road. The remains were removed from the scene and a post-mortem examination was carried out.
Mr Galbraith went missing in July last year and a few days later his wallet was found in the Burnquarter Road area a short distance away from where the body was discovered.
Commenting Mr Storey said: “It was with a sense of sadness that we received confirmation over the weekend that the body found on the Bravallan Road was that of Mr Norman Galbraith.
“I would extend to the family my sincere sympathy and assure them of our prayers at what has been a very difficult time for them since Normans disappearance. A word of appreciation should also given to the work of the Community Rescue Service who were extensible involved in the search efforts.”
Detective Sergeant Gallagher added: “Mr Galbraith’s family would ask media to respect their privacy at this very sad time.”
The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.