Missing woman found dead

THE body of a missing mother who was last seen a week ago has been found in a Suffolk river.Coastguards discovered the body of 48-year-old Susan Gates Grimwood on Saturday afternoon in the River Deben in Sutton.

By Danielle Nuttall

THE body of a missing mother who was last seen a week ago has been found in a Suffolk river.

Coastguards discovered the body of 48-year-old Susan Gates Grimwood on Saturday afternoon in the River Deben in Sutton.

The mother-of-two from Kesgrave, who has a history of severe depression, was last seen walking towards Woodbridge railway station on Sunday, February 27, after being dropped off by a taxi outside Deben swimming pool.

She had gone to the town after discharging herself from St Clement's Hospital in Ipswich.

Suffolk police spokesman Mike Nunn said: "Police searching for missing Susan Gates Grimwood from Kesgrave are cancelling their appeals for information following their discovery of her body yesterday afternoon, Sunday March 5.

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"The coastguard discovered the body of the 48-year-old woman in the River Deben in Sutton. She had not been seen since Sunday, February 27.

"Formal identification took place yesterday evening. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

"The coroner has been informed and an inquest will be opened in due course.

"Although this investigation has come to a sad end, police would like to thank the members of the public and media for their assistance with appeals for information."

Last week the former husband of Ms Gates Grimwood made a desperate appeal for her safe return.

Terry Gates Grimwood, 48, who still lives at the family home in St Olaves Road, said he felt the pressure of being ill with the condition Lupus for 20 years had taken its toll on his former wife.

"Susan's been in St Clement's for four months, but she has been ill for almost 20 years," he said.

"I think the pressure of being ill has become psychological. It is just the sheer pressure and struggle of being ill for so long."

When she left the Foxhall Road hospital she was only wearing a black dress with a white flower pattern, a white cardigan, a long dark coat, and a dark, wide-brimmed, round felt hat, to combat the harshest winter for ten years.

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