A missing person appeal was launched by police to trace Justin Butterworth, 37, who had not been seen since June 7th, with police saying they were “very worried" for his welfare.
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A police spokesman said: “Yesterday, a body has sadly been found on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burnley. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe that this is Justin.
“Our thoughts remain with his family at this incredibly difficult time.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious a and a file will be passed to HM Coroner in due course.
“We would like to say thank you to everyone who shared and supported our appeals.”