Body found in River Wye identified as missing woman

A body located in the River Wye in Netherton, and recovered by officers searching for a missing woman from Hereford, has been formally identified.

West Mercia Police have confirmed the body found on Thursday morning (March 10) to be Janet Edwards. Janet was reported missing late last year and her next of kin may have been informed.

Detective chief inspector Emma Whitworth said: “We know there has been a huge amount of hope in finding Janet safe and well, and we are deeply saddened by this outcome.

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Janet Edwards was reported missing from Hereford

“I would like to express my thanks to the community for all of their support with our search for Janet over the past three months.

“Our thoughts go out to Janet’s family and friends as this very difficult time.”

Janet’s family have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.

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