The body of a Canadian man who had been missing in the Bavarian Alps since August 2 has been found.
The remains of Jeff Freiheit, 32, a school teacher from Manitoba, were discovered Saturday by his mother, who had joined the search.
He was found in a wooded area near the Brauneck mountain south of Munich, along with a backpack containing his passport. His body was recovered with the help of a helicopter.
Jeff Freiheit, 32, (left and right) a school teacher from Manitoba, had been missing since August 2
His heartbroken wife Selena (pictured together) confirmed the news on Facebook, writing: Through a broken heart I’ve found peace in knowing that he did not suffer’
Police said Sunday there was no evidence of foul play. They believe he suffered a fatal fall of 60-100 meters while hiking.
They say forensic tests will be conducted in Munich to confirm the man’s identity, however his heartbroken wife Selena confirmed the news on Facebook.
‘It is with overwhelming grief and sadness that I share with you that Jeff was found and is no longer with us,’ she wrote on Sunday morning. ‘Through a broken heart I’ve found peace in knowing that he did not suffer.
‘Our family is beyond grateful for the outpouring of support during this sad and difficult time.’
Jeff had embarked on a month-long journey from Munich in Germany, to Venice in Italy, according to Global News.
A search team is seen in the mountains before his body was discovered by his mother
Police said Sunday there was no evidence of foul play and they believe he suffered a fatal fall of 60-100 meters while hiking. Search crews are pictured
He was an experienced hiker who had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Everest’s base camp.
Jeff’s mother Kathy Freiheit found his body, according to a friend who recorded a YouTube video updating people with the heartbreaking news.
He said it is believed his death would have been quick.