Body Found Believed To Be Missing Woman

4 January 2018, 15:06

Karen Hughes

Police believe a body discovered in Argyll and Bute is that of missing woman Karen Hughes.

The 51-year-old went missing from her home in Erskine, Renfrewshire on January 2.

Following searches, police said a woman's body was found in the Arrochar area near Loch Lomond.

It followed an appeal for information on Wednesday night.

Formal identification has still to take place but Ms Hughes' family has been informed.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Whilst carrying out searches in the Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Division, the body of a woman was discovered in accommodation in the Arrochar area.

"Although formal identification has still to take place, officers believe that it is Karen Hughes and her family has been informed.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, and a full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."


Meanwhile, a body recovered from the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow is believed to be that of 21-year-old Thomas Keenan who has been missing since November.

The body was found in the water near to Ruchill Street in Maryhill at around 1pm on Thursday.

Formal identification has still to take place but police said Mr Keenan's family has been informed.

There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.