A body found hanged at a derelict Ramsbottom mill is believed to be that of a man who went missing from his Edenfield home.
Michael Holt, of Bury Road, was last seen at about 3pm on Wednesday.
A body was found at around 8-45pm last night. Formal identification is yet to be carried out, but officers have said they believe it be the 57-year-old.
There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
Insp. John Fryer, of Lancashire Police, said: “Officers are supporting the family at this difficult time and our thoughts are with them.”