Leg found in river is from miss­ing mum

Sunday Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A HU­MAN leg found in a river has been con­firmed as be­long­ing to a mar­ried mother-of-two who dis­ap­peared a year ago.

DNA tests have pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied the limb as a match for Marie Scott – a 58-year-old mother who was re­ported miss­ing by her fam­ily af­ter walk­ing out of her home in Hale, Greater Manch­ester, on De­cem­ber 18 last year.

Po­lice, who re­trieved the leg from the River Ir­well in Sal­ford on Novem­ber 28 fol­low­ing a tip-off, say her fam­ily have been in­formed and there are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Si­mon Akker said: “This is an ab­so­lutely heart­break­ing devel­op­ment in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to find Marie, and her fam­ily are un­der­stand­ably dis­traught by the news.

“I know the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact that this will have on them.”

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