January 2nd: From the Surrey Police web site.
A body has been found in the search for a missing man from the Godalming area. The body was found earlier today (2 January), in the Hambledon area. Although the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of George Walker. The 63-year-old was last seen around 3pm on New Year’s Eve (31 December). His next of kin have been made aware of the discovery of the body. At this time the death is being treated as unexplained.
Members of the public and the media are thanked for their assistance in searching and sharing appeals for information.
January 9th: The Surrey Advertiser published tributes to George Walker:
Link to Surrey Advertiser Article