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The family of Dorset teenager Gaia Pope have spoken of their grief and frustration, after her body was found in a field near Swanage.
Three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope have been released from police investigation without any further action.
At around 3pm on Saturday 18 November 2017, specialist search teams discovered the body of a woman near the coastal path and the field where items of her clothing had been located on Thursday 16 November near Swanage.
Although the body has yet to be formally identified, officers are confident that it is Gaia and her family is being supported by specially-trained officers.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on Sunday 19 November 2017, and did not identify any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology results.
A 49 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released from custody as the search continues for missing teenager Gaia Pope.
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Police investigating he disappearance of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope have released a third person under investigation.
The 49-year-old man, who lives in Swanage and is known to Gaia, was arrested on the afternoon of Thursday 16 November 2017 on suspicion of murder. He has today, Friday 17 November 2017, been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Gaia, 19 and from Langton Matravers, was staying at an address in Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 November 2017.
Since her disappearance searches of the land and coastline in Swanage and surrounding area have taken place.
The mystery over what has happened to missing Dorset teenager Gaia Pope has taken a new turn with police divers searching a stream near to her home in Swanage.
Officers have also released a CCTV image of her at a filling station, shortly before she disappeared.
Police have released CCTV images of missing Swanage teenager Gaia Pope, taken less than an hour before she disappeared.
Gaia, 19, from Langton Matravers, was staying at an address in Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 November 2017.
Less than an hour before her last confirmed sighting at 3.39pm, she was being driven between Langton Matravers and Swanage by a family member when they stopped off for fuel at St Michael's Garage on Valley Road in Swanage. Gaia went into the garage to buy an ice cream at around 2.55pm before leaving.
Senior Investigating Office Neil Devoto, of Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "We believe Gaia was wearing the same grey and white woven leggings and white trainers, but was last seen in a red checked shirt with white buttons. When she disappeared she was not wearing the black jacket pictured, which was recovered at an address in Manor Gardens.
"Our search efforts are continuing and I would again appeal to the public that if they have any information, however small, that could lead us to finding Gaia, please get in touch.
"Finally, I would like to offer my thoughts to Gaia's family and friends in what is an incredibly difficult time for them. It has been over a week since she went missing and we are doing all we can in order to find her."
The search to find Gaia is continuing. Search warrants have been taking place at two addresses in Swanage since Monday 13 November 2017. Scenes are likely to remain in place for some time.
A 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both from the Swanage area, were arrested on suspicion of murder. Both individuals have been released under investigation.
Desperate times for the family of Dorset teenager Gaia Pope. Despite extensive searches the 19-year-old hasn't been seen since she disappeared in Swanage a week ago.
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Police have confirmed a body of a woman has been found by officers searching for Gaia Pope.
Women's clothing has been found in a field near Swanage as the search for missing 19-year-old Gaia Pope continues.