The teams of the Provincial Command of the Gendarmerie, the Provincial Directorate of Disasters and Emergencies (AFAD) and the National Medical Rescue Teams (UMKE) continued their search in the forest area of Beştepeler and near the villages of Gayza and Dana to find Özcan.
The search activity was taken over by a drone as well as tracking dogs.
On the fourth day of the search, Özcan’s lifeless body was found in Beştepeler.
Following questioning by the prosecution, Özcan’s body was removed from the place where it was located by the gendarmerie teams.
The funeral was conducted at the morgue of Safranbolu State Hospital.
His relatives, who left his home in the city center on April 14 with his car and drove to the Beştepeler forest area, had not heard of Özcan and had informed the gendarmerie of the situation.
The Provincial Gendarmerie Command, AFAD and UMKE teams, which reacted to the notification, launched a search. Özcan’s car was found in Beştepeler the same day. Villagers also supported research efforts.