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Wed, August 23, 2006

Scholar's body discovered in river

UPDATED: 2006-08-23 02:38:55 MST


EDMONTON -- A family's dogged search for their missing son and brother ended in heartbreak yesterday when the body of 20-year-old Robert Barrington Leigh was pulled from the North Saskatchewan River.

"The news is bad. Robert's body has been found," said Robert's father John Barrington Leigh.

"We were not expecting this -- nobody knew what to expect. Some people were more prepared for the worst than others... This is the worst."

Robert, a brilliant University of Toronto math scholar, vanished Aug. 13 after leaving his parents' home on his bicycle.

A search continued full force until a city drainage inspection team, checking pipes on the river, spotted a body caught in some debris in the river.

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