Police searching for a missing man have found a body in woodland.
Hours later a body was found in woodland near Barnsley and Mr Ellis’s family has been informed.
Police said no formal identification had yet taken place
Mr Ellis was last seen at home at 8.20am on Wednesday and there were fears for his safety.
The body was found in Scrat Haigh Wood near Barnsley late this afternoon (Thurs) during searches.
Det Insp Mark Walker, of Huddersfield CID, said: “Officers searching for Richard have now recovered the body of an adult man from Scrat Haigh Wood.
“Formal identification is yet to take place but Richard’s family have been made aware of the development.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.”