Body found in river as search for missing woman comes to an end
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm that the body of a woman and car have been found near to the Aberfeldy area.
“The family of missing person Wilma Carlin have been informed.”
The day had begun with officers carrying out door-to-door inquiries in Aberfeldy in an effort to gain more information about Ms Carlin’s disappearance.
Ms Carlin, of Kenmore, was first reported missing by her concerned family on Tuesday, having last been seen that morning in the Aberfeldy area.
A CCTV image of the 60-year-old in the town’s Davidson’s chemist shop was released by police on Wednesday in a bid to help trace her.
A helicopter was drafted in by the police on Wednesday to help teams scour the area from the air.
It was in operation again yesterday, helping officers cast an eye over miles of rural roads and landscape.
At the time, Ms Carlin’s silver Citroen DS3 car was seen to be key to the investigation, with the public being urged to look out for it.
She was known to be a keen hillwalker and it had been thought that might have played a part in her disappearance.
The police have not confirmed how the car came to be found.
It is likely she was travelling home from Aberfeldy when the vehicle entered the water, minutes after leaving the town on Tuesday.
Police Scotland said the A827 was likely to remain closed to all traffic for some time while investigations into the cause of the death were carried out.
Above: a police road block on the A827, just west of Aberfeldy, on the road to Kenmore.