A body has been found in the search for a 31-year-old dad who has been missing since December.
The discovery was made on Sunday around midday in West Tannacrieff near Fenwick in Scotland, months after Jackson Mason disappeared.
He was last seen between 4pm and 4.30pm on December 19 near the Fenwick Hotel in East Ayrshire, close to the M77.
Police confirmed today formal identification has not yet taken place, though Mr Jackson’s family have been informed.
The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.
A Police Scotland spokesman said : “At around 12.10pm on Sunday, February 28 the body of a man was found at West Tannacrieff near Fenwick.
“Formal identification is yet to take place. However, the family of missing man Jackson Mason, 31, who had been missing from his home in Fenwick since Saturday, December 19 have been made aware of the discovery.
“The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.”
Earlier this month the dad-of-one’s family put out an emotional plea on a Facebook group set up to help find Mr Jackson.
His uncle Allan Parris vowed to never stop looking for his nephew, saying his little son Tyler, nine, deserved to know where he was.
He said he had seen a missing persons poster for Mr Jackson and the “tears just ran down my cheeks”.
“We need to go back to the drawing board and start again. Jackson, we won’t stop until we find you. The posts will continue, the search will continue.
He added: “I wouldn’t wish this on anybody, it’s the unknown that’s the hardest bit to deal with.”