After being missing for 14 months, the body of former Super League player Bryn Hargreaves has been found.
A little over a year ago, Hargreaves went missing in America with his apartment door found open.
There was a police investigation and plenty of civilian support to try and find him.
The family even set up a Go Fund Me page which saw the rugby league community band together as it always does to try and help.
After 14 months, Hargreaves body has been found as confirmed by his brother on Facebook.
What happened to him still remains a mystery.
“RIP Bryn Hargreaves,” his brother stated.
“With incredible sadness I can confirm after 14 months we have finally found Bryn.
“We still do not know the cause of death or what actually happened on 3/1/22.
“Thanks to all those that have helped in the search.
“We would appreciate a little space and will keep you updated when we have any further information.”
Hargreaves started his career with Wigan Warriors where he made 28 appearances.
He also enjoyed a loan move at Leigh prior to joining St Helens in 2007. He played in the 2008 and 2009 Grand Final defeats to Leeds Rhinos as well as the World Club Challenge triumph over Brisbane Broncos in 2o07.
He was also a Wales international. He finished his career at Bradford Bulls in 2012 at the age of just 27.
Following the news, St Helens made the following statement:
Bryn joined the Red V from the 2007 season, making his debut away at Huddersfield on 4th February off the interchange bench.
Over his four seasons with the club, he would make 115 appearances, playing in our victories over Brisbane Broncos in the 2007 World Club Challenge, and Hull FC at Wembley in the 2008 Challenge Cup Final.
A fan favourite, Bryn was a popular player with supporters and teammates alike.
The Club would like to send our most heartfelt thoughts to his family and friends at this sad time.
Chairman of St Helens R.F.C. paid tribute to Bryn saying: “It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of our former player Bryn Hargreaves.
“Our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family at this incredibly difficult time. They have also had to deal with a prolonged period of stress prior this awful news.
“Bryn was extremely well liked and respected by his team mates and by all involved with the club during his four seasons with us from 2007 to 2010.
“He was very much part of the great Saints team of that era and was a World Club Challenge winner in 2007 and a Challenge Cup winner in 2008.
“It is a real tragedy that he has died at such a young age. He will be remembered with genuine warmth and with affection by us all.”
St Helens R.F.C. are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Saint #1166, former prop forward, Bryn Hargreaves.
The Club would like to send our most heartfelt thoughts to his family and friends at this sad time.#COYS
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) March 20, 2023
The RFL also paid tribute:
The RFL sends its condolences to the friends & family of former @Saints1890, @OfficialBullsRL, @WiganWarriorsRL & @LeighLeopardsRL forward Bryn Hargreaves.
Rest in peace, Bryn. pic.twitter.com/tG98bp3Vl6
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) March 20, 2023
As did Super League:
Our thoughts and well wishes are with the family and loved ones of former @Saints1890 Bryn Hargreaves. ❤️ https://t.co/OoWCIRY6Mm pic.twitter.com/lYcVp5faEr
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 20, 2023
Hull KR, a club who Hargreaves never played for, showed their class with a tribute.
Hull KR are saddened to learn of Bryn Hargreaves passing earlier today.
The club's thoughts and deepest condolences are with Hargreaves' family and friends. pic.twitter.com/0kJ3PT1ahW
— Hull KR (@hullkrofficial) March 20, 2023
Former clubs Bradford, Leigh and Wigan did:
We are extremely saddened to learn the body of former player Bryn Hargreaves has been found.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Bryn's family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/nujp1Qf6R9
— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) March 20, 2023
Wigan Warriors are saddened to learn of the passing of former player, Bryn Hargreaves.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.#WWRL pic.twitter.com/ixzrAHD2dR
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) March 20, 2023
Leigh Leopards are saddened to hear of the passing of former player Bryn Hargreaves (HN#1271). Bryn played 10 games for Leigh as a Centurion back in 2006 scoring 1 try against Oldham in a 52-12 win.
We would like to pass on our condolences to his family at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/t7527pxMGf
— Leigh Leopards (@LeighLeopardsRL) March 20, 2023
Meanwhile, the Leeds Rhinos who he once battled with for trophies also paid tribute:
Sad news regarding former Wigan, St Helens and Bradford player Bryn Hargreaves. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this sad time, rest in peace https://t.co/pwKzxgKxgX
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) March 20, 2023