Body found in river as search for miss­ing wo­man comes to an end

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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.

Pic­ture: Dougie Ni­col­son.

Above: a po­lice road block on the A827, just west of Aber­feldy, on the road to Ken­more.

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