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Officers in south Manchester are no longer looking for Ronald Roose.
The 88-year-old went missing from East Didsbury at around 7:30pm on Sunday 27 November 2022.
At around 1:30pm on Saturday 7 January 2023, officers were called to reports of a body in the Manchester Ship Canal near Cadishead.
Sadly, the body of a man was recovered from the water.
Formal identification has now taken place and is confirmed to be the body of Mr Roose.
Detective Superintendent Neil Jones said: "Our condolences are with Mr Roose's family and we would also like to thank the members of the public who helped with the search or shared our appeal."
Mr Roose's family has thanked Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the underwater search team for all their efforts.
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