An inquest into the death of a Greenhithe man who was found hanged in a park in Stone has been opened.
The body of Luke Pullman, 38, was found at Stone Lodge Farm, in Cotton Lane, on December 15. The Winston Close resident had been missing for six days.
Following the news, his family posted on social media: "We are devastated to announce that Luke was found earlier today and is no longer with us.
"We are so very grateful for absolutely everything that has been done to find Luke.
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Mr Pullman was last seen at Greenhithe's Asda supermarket on December 9 - sparking a search by Kent Police, friends and family members.
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A statement on behalf of Mr Pullman's family said: "Luke Pullman's family would like to thank each and every person that helped their campaign on social media to find Luke.
"In particular they would like to thank Kent Police for their tremendous effort and never ending support.
"They also want to thank Darenth Print and Design Ltd. and missingpeople.org for their generosity in providing missing person posters.
"They are truly overwhelmed by everyone's actions and will be forever thankful."
Mr Pullman's full inquest will be held at Gravesend Old Town hall on March 23.
His cause of death has been listed as suspension.
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