Gwent Police have confirmed that the body discovered at the Newport Wetlands site yesterday is that of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.
Gwent Police say they believe a body discovered on Thursday morning near the sea wall at the Wetlands site at West Nash Road is that of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.
The death is still being treated as unexplained, pending the outcome of a post-mortem which is taking place today say the force and Nida’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers.
The father of missing teenager Nida Naseer says the family are still sick with worry over her disappearance.
The 19-year-old was last seen in December and went missing after leaving her family home in Newport.
Today they appealed again for her to get in touch. Hannah Thomas reports.
Police say they've stopped all physical searches for missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.
– Spokeswoman, Gwent Police
The initial searches involved specialist officers searching a number of locations in the Pill area of Newport.
The investigation has also involved house-to-house enquiries and ongoing reviews of CCTV from in and around the area.
We are continuing to work closely with Nida's family, and we are providing support to them at this very difficult time.
Gwent Police say they've stopped all physical searches for missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.
She has not been seen since she was reported missing two days after Christmas.
It's thought the 19-year-old left the house barefoot, without her wallet or mobile phone.
Since then her mobile phone has not been used, and no evidence of her being alive or dead has been discovered.
Despite several highly publicised appeals for information, Gwent Police said they have not had any new leads in the case.
While ground searches have stopped, Nida's file remains open, and a dozen dedicated detectives are working on the case.
Her older sister Shamyla, told a press conference earlier this year she believed Nida's disappearance had been caused because she was upset about not being able to go to university.
Despite getting good grades, Nida's status as a failed asylum seeker meant she would not receive any funding to study a degree. Her family could not afford to pay for her studies.
Relatives and police described her disappearance as 'totally out of character' - especially as the teen needs medication which stops her becoming anaemic.
Police are continuing to investigate the whereabouts of a teenager from Newport who went missing two months ago.
Nida Naseer, who lives in the Pill area of the city, disappeared in December last year. Gwent Police say they're reviewing CCTV from the area.
The family of missing a missing Newport woman have issued another emotional plea for her to come home. Today is Nida Naseer's 19th birthday and she hasn't been seen for four weeks.
The family of missing teenager Nida Naseer have issued a fresh appeal for her whereabouts, on the eve of her nineteenth birthday.
Nida - who lives with her family in the Pill area of Newport - went missing on December 30th last year.