Officers searching for missing Mary Street find body of a woman in Winterbourne

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By matt_2009 | Friday, September 28, 2012, 08:15

Police officers searching for missing Mary Street found the body of a woman in Winterbourne at lunchtime yesterday (September 27).

Following a public appeal for information someone rang up to report seeing Mary in a rural area of Winterbourne last Saturday. Police officers were searching the area when they discovered the body off Swan Lane.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but Mary's family have been informed of the discovery.

Detective Inspector Jill Kells said: "This is a desperately sad conclusion to an extensive search for Mary. I would like to extend my sympathies to Mary's family at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.

"Over the past few days we have received help from the public in raising awareness of Mary's disappearance. I am grateful for the help everyone has given.

"As Mary's family come to terms with this news I would ask that their privacy is respected."

      

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