Memorial for Derby walker found in Italian river

A memorial service is being held today (10 November) for Glenys Walker, who went missing while on a walking holiday in Italy in October 2011.

Glenys, who was 46 and lived in Mackworth in Derby, was travelling alone on a week's break at the Grand Hotel Britannia near Italy's Lake Como. Hotel staff raised the alarm after they discovered she had not slept in her bed for three days. Staff reported that she had asked about a trail leading from the town to a chapel, a well known beauty spot 600 ft high.

Lake Como where Glenys Turner was on a week long holiday Credit: ITV Central

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 in May after spotting a body which was then pulled from the river by mountain rescue teams. It was formally identified as Glenys last month.

Her funeral took place in Mansfield and her ashes will be scattered following the memorial service this afternoon at St John's Church on Bridge Street in Derby.