Body of woman, 72, found at Seaton beach

Police appeal for witnesses after missing care home resident is found dead in the sea

THE body of a 72 year old woman who went missing from a Seaton care home has been found at the beach.

The woman’s disappearance was reported at 7.20am this morning (Friday) and a search was quickly underway.

Around an hour later a body was found in the sea, close to the shore.

The beach was quickly closed and the body was confirmed to be deceased and to be that of the missing person.

Next of kin has been informed and police are continuing to make enquiries.

A spokesman said: “At this time there are no suspicious circumstances. If anyone recalls seeing an elderly woman on the beach in Seaton early this morning, please call 101 quoting police reference 112 of 4 November 2011.”