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15-year-old girl missing from home for five days

Ellie Remington Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are asking for the public's help in tracing a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing.

Ellie Remington never returned to her home in Walsall on Saturday, when she was reported missing.

Two days later, she was spotted visiting a friend's house in the town at around 1pm.

Although Ellie has gone missing several times before, this is the longest she has left home without making contact and officers are now growing increasingly concerned about her.

Police have spoken to her friends and family and searched the area near her home.

She is described as white with long blonde hair, 5’4” tall and of medium build. She has blue eyes and a pierced top lip. When she was last seen, she was wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and a cream coat.

"Due to her age, Ellie is considered to be vulnerable and we just need to know she is safe and well. I would urge anyone who sees her to call us on 101."

– PC Charly Killeen, from Bloxwich police station

Human remains confirmed as missing Walsall man

A body found in an Alumwell Park, Walsall earlier this month has been confirmed as missing man Jason Whitehouse.

Jason Whitehouse Credit: West Midlands Police

The body of the 43-year-old from Walsall was discovered near to Sneyd brook in Primley Avenue Park on 12 May.

A post mortem examination carried out today was inconclusive, but revealed his death was not suspicious. His death has now been referred to the coroner.

West Midlands Police said Jason’s family have been informed and are receiving support.

He went missing in August 2014 after walking out of Walsall Manor Hospital while he was receiving treatment.

Despite police inquiries and searches there were no confirmed sightings of Mr Whitehouse after he was reported missing.

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Human remains found near a canal in Walsall

Map showing approximate location where the human remains were found. Credit: ITV News Central

Human remains have been found near a canal in Walsall.

Police have launched an investigation after the discovery was made near the waterway by Alumwell Park in Alumwell, Walsall.

Officers were called just after 3.15pm yesterday.

A police spokesman said officers have sealed off the scene and are conducting an investigation.

Police are not treating the discovery as murder, but said that the death was ‘unexplained’.

A forensic post-mortem examination will also take place in due course.

The site is close to the West Walsall E-Act Academy and Walsall Manor Hospital.

Human remains have been found near a canal in Walsall Credit: PA

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