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Saturday, 20 December 2014

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Police confirm woman found in river was missing Cumbrian pensioner

Police have confirmed that the body of a woman found in a river this morning was Elizabeth Fisher.

Elizabeth Fisher photo
Elizabeth Fisher

The discovery was made by mountain rescue volunteers at 12.30am today.

The 69-year-old's body was found in the River Greta in the Keswick area, though few details have yet been released. Formal identification took place this afternoon.

The tragedy came after a day and a half of intensive police inquiries about Mrs Fisher, whose grey Volkswagen car was discovered near her home yesterday.

She was last seen travelling from Lamplugh on Monday morning after visiting a relative there. She left for her home at 9am but never arrived, say police.

Late yesterday afternoon, police said they had drafted in local mountain rescue volunteers and were conducting searches in the area where the pensioner’s car was found, working through the hours of darkness.

Officers have also carried out house-to-house inquiries.

The alarm was raised by a relative when Mrs Fisher failed to ring from home as she had promised to do.

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