Body found at beauty spot confirmed as Gemma Simpson

A body found at a North Yorkshire beauty spot has been confirmed as that of Gemma Simpson.

Ms Simpson was 23 when she was last seen in the Harehills area of Leeds 14 years ago.

Last month, a 44-year-old man from Scarborough was charged with her murder.

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Gemma Simpson was 23 was she disappeared

Gemma Simpson, whose body has been found at a North Yorkshire beauty spot, was 23 years old when she disappeared in May 2000.

The image police released of Gemma Simpson when she went missing in May 2000. Credit: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Miss Simpson had told a friend she was catching a bus from the Harehills area of Leeds to the city centre that day, but was not seen again.

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Body found is Gemma Simpson

A body found in North Yorkshire has been confirmed as that of Gemma Simpson.

Gemma Simpson was 23 when she was last seen in the Harehills area of Leeds 14 years ago.

Last month, a 44-year-old man from Scarborough was charged with her murder.

"Officers investigating the murder of Gemma Simpson can now confirm that human remains located in the vicinity of Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire are those of Gemma.

"Gemma's family have been informed."

– Det Chief Insp Adrian Taylor, West Yorkshire Police

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