Police searching for missing student David O’Halloran confirmed they had discovered a body close to the University of Stirling.
The 18-year-old, who worked part-time at the Denny branch of Sainsbury’s, was last seen in the early hours of January 18.
The maths student was spotted in Bridge of Allan shortly after leaving a nightclub in Stirling.
A body was found in woods by the town at about 3.15 p.m. yesterday.
A police spokesman said: “The Forth Valley Division can confirm that the body of a male was discovered today in woodland above Bridge of Allan.
“A post-mortem examination will now take place. We are in the early stages of this inquiry and no further comment will be made until the body is identified.”