DNA tests confirm leg in river is from missing woman
A LEG found in a river has been confirmed to be the limb of a woman who went missing a year ago.
Police were called after suspected human remains were seen in the River Irwell near Whit Lane, Pendleton, Salford, on Nov 28.
DNA testing confirmed the leg belonged to mother-of-two Marie Scott, who was reported missing from her home in Hale on Dec 18 last year, Greater Manchester Police said.
The force said there were not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else was thought to be involved in her disappearance. Her family has been informed. Det Insp Simon Akker, of the force’s Trafford Borough, said: “This is an absolutely heartbreaking development in the investigation to find Marie, and her family are understandably distraught by the news.
“Having been personally involved in the search to find Marie and met with her family on a number of occasions, I know the devastating impact this will have on them. Our efforts now will focus on doing everything we can to ensure we can provide the family with the support and answers they deserve.”