Body Found Off Weymouth

Detectives in Weymouth are trying to identify a woman whose body was found off the coast of Weymouth.

At 6.24pm on Wednesday 26 September 2012, HM Coastguard was alerted to a body floating off Chesil Beach.

The Lyme Regis lifeboat crew recovered the body of a woman off shore from Chesil Cove.

A post-mortem has taken place and concluded that the cause of death is unascertained and there is no positive evidence of a suspicious death.

Detective Inspector Stewart Dipple, of Weymouth CID, said:

“We are investigating the circumstances of the death.”

The body is described as a middle to late middle aged woman, five feet four inches tall and of slim build – about size 10 to 12. She has brown greying straight hair and her left ear has been pierced twice.

The deceased was partially clothed in blue leggings, black socks and black trainers with a distinct bright pink sole.

DI Dipple continued:

“We are working hard to identify the woman and are investigating the circumstances of how she came to be in the water.

“I would ask anyone who recognises the description to contact police.

“Also, I urge anyone who may have seen her movements along the coast during the past two months as it is believed that the body has been in the sea for several weeks.

“I am particularly interested to talk to anyone who uses the coastal paths and may have discovered discarded woman’s clothing.”

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101.

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