Police ID Body Found in Woodland

Police have confirmed that the body found in woodland by a dog walker on Christmas Day was that of missing North Baddesley woman, 70 year old Christine Watson.

The dog walker discovered the skeletal remains late in the afternoon in Bracken Woods, North Baddesley.

Mrs Watson had been reported missing by her family on August 4, 2010.

Although forensic tests to establish the precise cause of death continue, police are not treating the discovery as a criminal investigation.

The Coroner has been notified.