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Police identify body as Edith Snedker

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Police have confirmed that a body found on Benson Knott is that of missing person Edith Snedker.

The 81-year-old's body was found yesterday, Tuesday 12 May.

Her death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Mrs Snedker’s immediate family were informed at the first possible opportunity, and have been supported by the Police.

The Coroner has been informed.

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Body found in the Kendal area

Police searching for a missing 81 year old woman in Cumbria say a body has been found.

The discovery was made in the Benson Knott area of Kendal on Tuesday afternoon.

Edith Snedker went missing on Wednesday 6 May at around 1:10pm, and the last confirmed sighting of her was on Appleby Road, at the junction with Paddy Lane, between 7pm and 7:30pm.

Specialist police officers have been conducting searches supported by organisations including Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

Increasing concern for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 81-year-old woman from Kendal.

Edith Snedker went missing on Wednesday 6 May at around 1:10pm, and the last confirmed sighting of her was on Appleby Road, at the junction with Paddy Lane, between 7pm and 7:30pm.

Specialist police officers have been supported by organisations including Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

They've searched areas in the town like Skelsmergh, Mealbank and Paddy Lane, where there have been possible sightings.

We are asking local people and farmers to search their land, out buildings and other property in case Mrs Snedker has taken shelter anywhere.

Members of the public have come forward to say they may have seen someone matching her description, and we urge anyone who hasn’t done so already to contact us.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Furzana Nazir

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Police still searching for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have renewed their appeal for information about an 81-year-old woman from Kendal, who is missing.

Edith Snedker, of Kendal, was last seen on Aynam Road on Wednesday May 6, at around 1:10pm.

She is described as of thin build, with short white hair and glasses.

She was last seen wearing black trousers, a brown jacket and possibly a white hat.

Her disappearance is out of the ordinary, and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Concern grows for missing Kendal woman

Police in Cumbria are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 81-year-old woman who's missing from Kendal.

Edith Snedker, who was last seen on Wednesday 6th May, requires medical treatment every day for a number of conditions.

Search teams are now focusing their search on waterways near to Ms Snedker's home.

"Edith suffers from a number of medical conditions one of which requires her to have treatment every 24 hours. This disappearance is unusual and out of character and she hasn't taken first aid equipment which she would need.

"Unless she presents herself to an A&E or medical practice then she's going to become quite poorly very quickly."

– Sergeant Siraaz Patel, Cumbria Police
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