Body found in search for missing woman
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A body, believed to be that of a woman declared missing earlier this week, was discovered in a Bedford river by police earlier today.
62-year-old Lesley Relph was reported missing on Monday, March 1. Officers had been growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.
But an update from Bedfordshire police has confirmed that a body was discovered in the River Great Ouse, near Barkers Lane in Bedford.
A spokeswoman for Herts police said: "Police looking for a missing woman from Hitchin have found a body.
"We have confirmed a body was found today (Thursday) in the river near Barkers Lane, Bedford."
Although formal identification has yet to take place, Mrs Relph's family has been informed.