Human leg found in Manchester river belonged to missing mother of two

A human leg present in a river has been confirmed to be the limb of a lady who went lacking from her residence in Greater Manchester a 12 months in the past.

Police had been referred to as after human stays had been seen in a stretch of the River Irwell near Whit Lane within the Salford space shortly earlier than 9am on Wednesday.

DNA testing then confirmed the leg belonged to Marie Scott, who was reported lacking from her residence in Hale close to Altrincham on 18 December final 12 months, stated Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

The household of the 58-year-old mom of two had been stated to be “distraught” on the information of the invention.

The drive stated an investigation is ongoing, however at this stage there isn’t any cause to imagine there was any foul play or suspicious circumstances.

Detective Inspector Simon Akker, of GMP’s Trafford Borough, stated: “That is a completely heartbreaking improvement within the investigation to seek out Marie, and her household are understandably distraught by the information.

“Having been personally concerned within the search to seek out Marie and met together with her household on a variety of events, I do know the devastating influence it will have on them.

“Our efforts now will concentrate on doing the whole lot we are able to to make sure we are able to present the household with the assist and solutions they deserve.”

Police divers spent a number of hours looking an space of the river close to the Jubilee Bridge after the invention of the leg.

Ms Scott was final seen on Rochdale Street in Bury.  She was captured on CCTV strolling in direction of a store at The Rock buying centre.

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