TRIBUTES have been paid to a Maidenhead man whose body was found in Essex after he went missing.

Police received a report that Louie Mussenden, 30, went missing from Maidenhead at 4.45pm on Friday, November 24.

The body was found by Essex police on Tuesday, November 28, Thames Valley Police confirmed.

His family have released a statement paying tribute to their amazing son Louie.

His family said: "We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our amazing son, Louie. Warm, friendly and quick witted, with an infectious smile and a wonderfully wry sense of humour, Louie was liked and loved by all who knew him. 

Slough Observer: Louie Mussenden

“Louie gained a master’s degree in civil engineering and combined his academic ability with athleticism, strength and stamina, and was a black belt kickboxer. His adventurous spirit led him to a six-month solo-trip across South America where he climbed to the peak of the Andes. 

“It is tragic to have lost Louie at age 30 just as he was building his career with great colleagues at BMW Syntax Maidenhead.

"We would like to thank Thames Valley Police for all the support they have given us during this most difficult of times.

“Rest in peace Louie, we will forever miss you."