A BODY found in a field near Ambergate Woods is believed to be that of David Marshall, who was reported missing on November 10.
Mr Marshall, 58, was last seen on Wednesday, November 9, when he left his home in South Normanton to go to work in Somercotes.
His car was found abandoned in a layby between Belper and Alderwasley on Tuesday, November 15.
The body was discovered by a dog walker last Thursday, November 24.
The coroner has been informed of the death and attempts are being made to formally identify the body. A post-mortem was due to take place on Monday, November 28.
An inquest will be held in due course.