A post mortem carried out on the body recovered in Hamworthy confirmed that the victim had suffered a violent assault that appears to have been focused on her head and neck.
Dorset Police investigating the disappearance of Samantha Henderson from Corfe Castle have said they have finished their searches in the nearby Norden area off the A351.
On Saturday police said they were 'confident' that a body found in the lake at Ham Common in Hamworthy, Poole, on Friday 30th January was that of the mother-of-four. Her family are due to make a formal identification this weekend.
Samantha Henderson was reported missing from her home in Corfe Castle on Thursday 22 January. Detailed forensic examinations of her home will continue for a few more days. Investigators say they expect to finish their work in Hamworthy this weekend.
Officers have reissued an urgent appeal asking the public to report if they saw her car being driven in the areas around Corfe Castle or Ham Common between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015.
A post mortem examination has been carried out on a body found in a lake in Dorset by police investigating the disappearance of mother-of-four, Samantha Henderson, from her home in Corfe Castle last week.
Police are keen to find anyone who may have seen Samantha Henderson's blue Peugeot 307 estate car with the licence plate registration HV04 ZFM being driven in the areas around Ham Common or Corfe Castle between 3pm on Wednesday 21 January 2015 and 5pm on Friday 23 January 2015.
There is disruption for rail passengers after a landslip between Leamington Spa and Banbury. A limited bus service is running between the stations. Buses are also running between Banbury and oxford.
Chiltern Railways and Crosscountry passengers can use both services during the disruption.
The National Rail Enquiries Service is advising that passengers can follow the incident by using the hashtag #BanburyTrains on social media.
People living on a street in Southampton which has been filmed for a controversial television series have been protesting outside the headquarters of Channel Four.
They say the programme "Immigration Street" will have a negative impact on the community in and around Derby Road. And they're calling for it to be cancelled or changed. Richard Jones reports.
All sailings cancelled on Wightlink between Lymington and Yarmouth due to adverse weather conditions.
Coastal towns around the region will soon be benefitting from millions of pounds of government investment. One of the sites earmarked for restoration is Saltdean Lido near Brighton - five years since the start of a campaign to get it back in use. Andy Dickenson reports.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been invested, and now a major upgrade of Ramsgate Harbour is officially complete.
It's hoped the facelift will bring more boats, more visitors, and more money to the local area. David Johns reports.