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Body parts found in Cheshire confirmed to be missing Marie Scott

Body parts found in Cheshire have been confirmed to be missing Marie Scott.

Human remains were seen on the Northside of Manchester Ship Canal on Mersey marshes – around 1 mile from Frodsham in Cheshire. Officers established they'd come from the water.

DNA testing has confirmed the body parts belonged to Marie Scott, who was reported missing from her home in Hale, Greater Manchester on Monday 18 December 2017.

Marie’s family have been informed and are being provided with support from officers at this difficult time.

This development comes after a human leg was found in the River Irwell in Pendleton in December 2018, which was identified as Marie’s.

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Marie’s disappearance continue, but at this time, police believe there are no suspicious circumstances and no one else is believed to be involved in her disappearance.

“Having been personally involved in Marie’s case since she was reported missing in 2017, and having met with her family several times, my heart truly goes out to them.

“This has been an agonising journey for those closest to Marie and we will support them as they continue to come to terms with the loss of Marie.”

– Detective Inspector Simon Akker, of GMP’s Trafford district