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A body has been found in the search for British volunteer fighter Daniel Burke, who disappeared in Ukraine amid fears he was murdered by other Foreign Legion soldiers in an alleged dispute over money. Ukrainian authorities informed police officers searching for missing Burke, 36, that they had found a body. The former paratrooper, from south Manchester, was reported missing on August 16 this year by his family after they had not heard from him after he had traveled to Ukraine. Greater Manchester Police said officers are working with the deceased’s family and Ukrainian authorities to assist in identifying Burke and bringing him back to the UK. Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes, force leader for disaster victim identification, said: “This is a disturbing time for Daniel’s family, we have family liaison officers liaising with the family and offering support.” The detective added: ‘My team and I are working with the Ukrainian authorities to carry out a formal identification with a view to repatriating Daniel after that process. “Daniel’s family has asked for privacy at this difficult time.” Burke went to fight in Ukraine as a volunteer last year and then disappeared from his apartment in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia on August 11.
Daniel Burke was 36 years old.
It was feared that they had been killed not by Russian soldiers, but by their fellow Foreign Legion members due to disputes and jealousy over the amount of money he was receiving in donations. Ukrainian police combed the fields of the village of Komyshuvakha on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia for any sign of Burke’s body. Ukrainian police, already facing a large caseload since the war began, were investigating allegations that Burke may have been murdered following disputes over money. Burke, who had served in Afghanistan with the British Army before fighting ISIS with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, had traveled to Ukraine to fight as a volunteer last year. He had told his fellow fighters that he received £8,000 a month from American millionaires in donations thanks to his public profile, and it was feared that this could have caused envy among the troops. Police were also reported to be analyzing CCTV footage of Burke’s movements in a car that his friend, Australian volunteer Norine Abdelfetah, had lent her on the day of his disappearance. Abdelfetah told police that she had dropped Burke off at her apartment on August 11 and that she had lent him her car over the weekend after she complained of having food poisoning, the report reports. Telegraph. The Australian said there was no sign of Burke when he came to collect the car two days later, and a day later, Adbelfetah’s colleague James Sutton told police.