A YOUNG mother who is eight months pregnant has told of her shock after her boyfriend was found dead on the South Downs.
The body of 28-year-old Amir Sang, from Hove, was discovered in a field at Truleigh Hill, near Upper Beeding.
Police are treating his death as “unexplained” and his girlfriend, Yasmin Freeman said Amir “was just the happiest person you could ever meet”.
“I can’t understand what happened,” she said.
“My mum and my family are taking care of me but I just can’t eat or anything.
“I am numb. I don’t know what to do.”
Amir and Yasmin have an 18-month-old daughter, Amiya, and Yasmin is expecting their second child in just four weeks’ time.
Yasmin, 25, added: “Amiya is too young to know what has happened.
“Amir had so many friends, everyone loved him.
“He was a great dad and loved spending time with his family.” Amir was last seen by his family on Sunday evening. They say they cannot understand what happened to him.
Police said his body was discovered by a farmer on Tuesday evening and his car was found nearby.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “We were called to a report of the body of a man found in a field at Truleigh Hill, on the South Downs near Upper Beeding, on Tuesday evening.
“The body was found by a farmer at 5.25pm.”
Dog Walker Bob Andrews saw the car on the bridleway between Mile Oak and Truleigh Hill on Monday evening.
He said: “The car was blocking the bridleway and the farmer put a note on the windscreen asking them to move it. “Then on Tuesday night there were loads of police up there and they said a body had been found.
“There were at least nine police on Tuesday night then even more on Wednesday morning when I went to walk the dog.
“It’s a horrendous thing to have happened.”
DI Jim McKnight said: “We are treating his death as unexplained.
“We are investigating the circumstances and the Coroner will be informed."