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Body found in search for missing mother Katie Kenyon, The Manc

Body found in search for missing mother Katie Kenyon

A body has been found in the search for Katie Kenyon, who went missing earlier this month.

The 33-year-old was reported missing on 22 April after she was last seen getting into a van in Lancashire.

Lancashire Police have now confirmed that they have sadly found the body of a woman after receiving new information about a location where Katie could be.

Officers have not yet formally confirmed the identity of the woman, but believe it to be that of Katie.

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The mother-of-two’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Body found in search for missing mother Katie Kenyon, The Manc
Katie Kenyon was reported missing after getting into a silver van on 22 April. Credit: Lancashire Police

Det Supt Gary Brooks, head of Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Unit, said: “Following extensive police enquiries and after a number of days of searching I can now sadly confirm that we have found a body and at this time we believe it to be that of Katie Kenyon.

“Katie’s family have been told and my heart goes out to them at this time. We have specially trained officers supporting them at this difficult time.

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“I would like to thank the public and the media for all the help they have given us during what has been a protracted, complex and very emotive search and I would also like to thank both the partner agencies and all of the police officers and staff who have been involved in the search for Katie.

“While this is not the conclusion to those searches any of us would have wished for I know the family appreciate those efforts.

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“Once again, my thoughts today are with Katie’s family and all of her loved ones.”

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A Home Office post-mortem examination will now be carried out to try to establish the cause of death.

A man appeared in crown court on Friday 29 April charged with Katie’s murder.

Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road, Burnley will face trial in November.

Featured image: Lancashire Police

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