The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Godwin Oshiogbuwe, that was abducted at Ubiaja, Esan South East local government has been found dead.
His body was found in a forest on Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor road by a police tactical team in a pursuit of the kidnappers.
Police sources said he was killed because the kidnappers discovered him to be a policeman through his police identification card and pictures in his mobile phone.
Late DSP Oshiogbuwe hails from Auchi in Edo state and served in Abuja before his death.
It was learnt that the recovered body has since been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said it was a search party that discovered the body of the slain policeman at Emu-Oken bush.