Police say a body discovered in an Italian river is suspected to be that of 46 year old Derby holidaymaker Glenys Turner who disappeared seven months ago.
Hotel staff raised the alarm after Glenys, who was last seen walking near Lake Como in October, had not slept in her bed for three days.
An extensive search by the mountain rescue team involving dogs and a helicopter, was eventually called off when no trace could be found of Ms Turner in the hills of Griante on the western shores of the lake.
A local fisherman notified authorities after spotting the body which was then pulled from the river by mountain rescue teams.
Glenys Turner was travelling alone on a weeks break, staying at the three star Grand Hotel Britannia. Staff at the hotel reported that she had enquired about a trail leading from the town to a chapel, a well known beauty spot 600 ft high.
The foreign office confirmed Italian police were continuing to investigate the disappearance of a British national in the Lake Como area.