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Missing journalist found dead

A sports journalist who has been missing since last week has been found dead near the Danube in the Lower Austrian town of Hainburg.

Motor journalist for the daily Upper Austrian paper "Oberösterreichischen Nachrichten" Thomas Weibold was reported missing last Friday.

The 35-year-old, who came from Mülheim in Innviertel but lived in Vienna, sent a text on Friday from Vienna Airport to his partner, after which all trace was lost of him.

Police filed a missing report and have now confirmed today that the body found on Wednesday by the Danube river belongs to Weibold. The circumstances of his death will be clarified by an autopsy.

Weibold leaves behind a partner and their child.

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