Update: Body found in stream in Halesworth confirmed as 77-year-old Maureen Groombridge

Missing person, Halesworth

Missing person, Halesworth - Credit: Archant

Suffolk police have confirmed the body of a woman found in Halesworth this morning is that of Maureen Groombridge.

A search was launched for Maureen Groombridge, 77, after she was last seen at an address in Beech Close in the town at around 8.30pm yesterday.

Officers conducted extensive searches for Maureen, a dementia sufferer, in the Halesworth area, assisted by the force helicopter and dog units.

Searches continued throughout the night, but the search was called off at about 6.30am this morning when the body of woman was sadly found in a nearby stream off Chediston Street in the town.

Maureen’s family were made aware and formal identification today confirmed the body is that of the 77-year-old.

The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

The Coroner has been informed and post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later this week in order to establish a cause of death.