Swiss police rule out murder as body of missing skier is found

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A British graduate who went missing from a ski resort in Switzerland after seeing a friend home just 300 yards from his hotel has been found dead.

The body of Myles Robinson, from Wandsworth in south London, was discovered on Monday afternoon close to a village about a mile from Wengen, where he had been staying with his family. His parents Michael and Sarah and his sister Cara have been informed.

Police said it appeared that Mr Robinson had fallen to his death between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen, but it remained unclear why he left the resort.

His body is believed to have been discovered below the Monchsblick viewing point. The results of a post mortem carried out on the body have convinced the Swiss authorities that murder can be ruled out as a cause of his death.

He was last seen alive when he dropped off a female family friend at her hotel in the early hours of Tuesday 22 December after visiting the Blue Monkey bar. His own accommodation, the Hotel Eiger, was just a short walk away from where he was last seen.

Despite Swiss police and soldiers hunting for Mr Robinson, 23, it was a private search team thought to have been organised by his family which eventually discovered his body. Police had earlier scoured the hotel where the missing man's family were staying using sniffer dogs, and the Swiss Army was called in to carry out helicopter searches of the area.

Mr Robinson, who studied at Newcastle University and Charterhouse school, was happy, according to his mother Sarah, who said that his girlfriend was due to fly out to spend new year with him. He was due to start a new job with a financial services company next week.