1. ITV Report

Appeal to trace final movements of woman found dead in Salford

This CCTV footage captured some of the last known movements of Karen Smith. Credit: GMP

A police investigation is underway after the body of a woman was found in Salford.

Karen Ellen Smith was 53 and went missing on the 8th of April.

Her body was found on Sunday afternoon.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding Karen’s death and have released CCTV of some of her last known movements:

This is a tragic incident and there are a dedicated team of officers committed to finding out exactly what happened in the lead up to Karen’s death.

– Detective Sergeant Karl Dalton

Detective Sergeant Karl Dalton, of GM’s Salford district, said: “We have released CCTV in the hope that someone in the local community may have seen Karen and can help us piece together Karen’s last movements.

“Aside from the CCTV which shows her in a local shop on Sunday 17 March 2019, we know that Karen was in the area on Monday 8 April 2019. Has anyone seen or heard from Karen since then? If you have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”