Photographs of Pickford were shared by friends on social media to help locate him. / JO RAMSAY-WHALE

Lifeless body found in search for missing British musician in Almogia

The discovery was made by a Guardia Civil search team this Monday morning, 6 September

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Authorities have found the lifeless body of man, during their for search for the British musician, Jonathan 'Pix' Pickford, who was reported missing on 29 August.

Jo Ramsay-Whale, a friend of Pix, whose social media post sparked the initial hunt, posted an update this Monday (6 September) on Facebook saying, "He has been found, in the area of his van. He's not alive. Thanks to all who helped to find him x".

Pickford was well-known for singing and playing lead guitar with the band GU!R! in the Axarquia area. He hadn't been seen since he was supposed to drive from the La Viñuela area to his home on the coast in Torre del Mar.

He had been driving a white Citroen Berlingo van and accompanied by his two, large dogs, which were found in the Los Mora area, some eight kilometres from Almogia in Malaga province.

The body of the British musician was found at 10.30am on one of the banks of the La Oliva stream, in Los Moras area, some 300 metres from where his van - and dogs - were found on Friday.

The Guardia Civil will now be in charge of investigating the circumstances of Pickford's death.