A coroner has confirmed that a body found in the River Rhine is that of missing star footballer Steve Gohouri.
The onetime Premier League player vanished in December while attending a Christmas party with his teammates in Germany.
Mr. Gohouri had planned to spend the remainder of the holiday season with his parents in France, where he is also a citizen.
They filed a missing persons report when he didn't show up as expected or telephone them.
On New Year's eve, a body matching the description of the missing 34-year-old pro athlete was spotted in the River Rhine near Dusseldorf.
Officials there announced yesterday that the man found drowned on December 31st was indeed Steve Gohouri.
German authorities say foul play isn't suspected in Gohouri's disappearance or death in their country because there were no apparent injuries on the star footballer's corpse to indicate he met a violent end.