Police confirm Katie Kenyon died of head injuries after body found in forest

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd May 2022

Police have now confirmed that the body found in the Forest of Bowland last Friday is that of missing mum Katie Kenyon.

A post-mortem has also been conducted and concluded that the cause of death was head injuries.

The 33-year-old had been reported missing on the morning of 22 April, after she was last seen getting into a van in Burnley, travelling north.

The mother-of-two’s disappearance sparked ‘extensive searches’ by police, who sadly discovered a body in the Lancashire beauty spot last week.

Katie’s body was discovered in the Forest of Bowland last week. Credit: Unsplash

A statement from Lancashire Police says: “We can now sadly confirm that the body found in the Forest of Bowland is that of Katie Kenyon.


“Police found Katie on Friday following extensive searches and she has now been formally identified as the missing Padiham mum, 33.

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“Our thoughts remain with Katie’s family and loved ones at this difficult time. The family continues to be supported by specially trained officers.

“We would like to thank, once again, all those who helped during the search for Katie.”

Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road in Burnley has appeared in court charged with Katie’s murder and will face trial in November.

Featured image: Lancashire Police