THE body of the Earl of Shaftesbury has been found in mountains in the south of France, five months after he disappeared.
The earl's sister, Lady Frances Ashley-Cooper, confirmed the discovery of the body last night.
She said: "At last the family's anguish is over."
Her brother's body was found not far from Nice.
The flamboyant 66-year-old vanished in the French Riviera resort of Cannes on November 6.
His third wife, Jamila M'Barek, confessed at the beginning of March that she played a part in his disappearance. Former hostess Ms M'Barek, 37, is being held in a prison hospital in Nice where she is being treated for depression after she was placed under investigation for murder.