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Missing graffiti artist, 18, found hanged in woods, inquest hears

Graffiti artist, 18, who went missing after illegal rave – sparking month-long police search and arrest of innocent driver accused of killing him – was found hanged in woods, inquest hears

  • Fantisek Morris had been missing since May 2 and was last seen at Pentir, Wales 
  • His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor  
  • Officers previously arrested a man on suspicion of death by dangerous driving 

A teenage graffiti artist who meant missing after an illegal rave and sparked a month-long police search which ended in the arrest of an innocent driver has been found hanged in the woods. 

Fantisek Morris, 18, had been missing since May 2 and was last seen at Pentir, near Bangor in Wales. 

His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor after police were called by a member of the public.   

Frantisek Morris, known as Frankie, was last seen walking in Pentir, near Bangor, in Gwynedd, North Wales, at about 1.20pm on Sunday May 2

His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor after police were called by a member of the public 

He attended a rave at a disused quarry in Waunfawr, near Snowdonia National Park, the night before his disappearance. 

Last month, officers investigating the case arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and a man and a woman on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

But they were later released and eliminated from the inquiry.  

North Wales Police had appealed for anyone who attended the rave to come forward following Frankie’s disappearance 

Acting senior coroner for North West Wales Katie Sutherland at Caernarfon said a provisional cause of death had been given by Home Office pathologist Dr Brian Rodgers of compression of the neck.

She hoped to list a full inquest in September, the coroner told Frankie’s mother Alice at a hearing which lasted a few minutes.

The North West police underwater search and marine unit had scoured Afon Cegin, a river near where he was last seen, during the search. 

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