Woman, 71, bailed over death of teenager
A 71-YEAR-OLD woman arrested in connection with a missing teenager who has not been seen for a week has been released on bail.
The woman and a 19-year-old man, believed to be her grandson, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday afternoon in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope.
The teenager, 19, from Langton
Matravers in Dorset, was staying at an address in Swanage when she went missing on the afternoon of November 7.
The female suspect was released on bail “under investigation”
Gaia Pope was last seen more than a week ago.
yesterday morning, while the male remains in custody and is said to be assisting police with inquiries.
Investigators have said that both the man and the woman are known to Gaia.
Dorset police said: “Search warrants took place at two addresses. A 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both from the Swanage area, were arrested on suspicion of murder. They are both known to Gaia.”
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Devoto, who is leading the investigation, said previously: “We sadly now believe that she may have come to harm.”