On September 16, Professor Tom Marsh of Rugby was last seen in the vicinity of the La Silla Observatory in the Atacama Desert.
A BODY has been discovered in the hunt for a British astronomer who went missing almost two months ago while on a research trip in Chile.
On September 16, Professor Tom Marsh of Rugby was last seen in the vicinity of the La Silla astronomical observatory in the Atacama Desert. Sadly, his death was discovered in the desert on Thursday, three miles from the observatory, according to the authorities. The lecturer from Warwick University’s cause of death is yet unknown.
Local cops said his body had been found,
“in the face of an intense search” by the team. “We are sorry to deliver this sad news and express our condolences to his family and friends,”
According to local media reports, Prof Marsh’s family had traveled to northern Chile to follow the search operation. Investigators from Chile’s top police force had been drafted in to probe his disappearance, and volunteers from a local flight club helped with the search. Provost of the University of Warwick, Prof Christine Ennew, said it was
“deeply distressing news” for Prof Marsh’s family and the university community. “This is deeply distressing news for Tom’s family and our thoughts are of course with them, along with his colleagues and our wider community,” he said. “And we realize it’s particularly difficult while people are waiting for formal identification to take place.”.
“I know what a terrible time this is for the colleagues who knew Tom and counted him as a close friend as well as an inspirational academic and mentor. ” For anyone who has been impacted by today’s news, please do use the well-being support that’s there to help you during this difficult time.”
Warwickshire Police said specialized personnel is thought to be helping Prof Marsh’s family. The Foreign Office said it is in contact with the local authorities and extending assistance to the professor’s family.
La Silla features three big telescopes constructed and managed by the European Southern Observatory. It is one of the biggest observatories in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tom Marsh was 60 years old at the time of his demise. He holds British nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.