Body found in search for missing woman

An investigation has been launched after two people were found dead in Barrington. Picture: Archant

A body has been found in the search for Mrs Lesley Relph - Credit: Archant

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."


You may also want to watch:


Although formal identification has yet to take place, Mrs Relph's family has been informed.



Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus