Detective Inspector Kev Broadhead from Nottinghamshire Police said:
"“Formal identification has yet to be confirmed, but at this stage we do believe we have found Elizabeth.
"It’s a tragic conclusion to the inquiry and one we were all desperately hoping we would not have to face."
More top news
Andrew Talbot was all set for Aston Villa's play-off final on Saturday, until his dog ate his tickets...
Andrew McIntosh beat his estranged wife to death in November last year. He has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 17 years.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Ozell Pemberton, who was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield on May 18.