By CBSBoston.com Staff

WESTMINSTER (CBS) – The body of missing hiker Akif Qutab was found Tuesday morning in Leominster State Forest following an extensive search.

Crews spent Tuesday morning searching through the air and on the ground after police asked for the public’s help finding the 31-year-old Worcester man.

Akif Quatab. (Image Credit: Worcester Police)

Massachusetts State Police had described Qutab as a missing hiker.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early announced several hours later that Qutab’s body was found in the woods of Westminster near the Princeton line.

Police search Leominster State Forest for Akif Qutab. (WBZ-TV)

Qutab’s car had been found in Princeton Monday but he was not with it.

Early’s office and State Police detectives are investigating Qutab’s death.

CBSBoston.com Staff