Body found in River Carron after search for missing Falkirk woman

Police have confirmed a body has been found in a river following a search for a woman missing from her home in Falkirk.

Emergency services made the discovery after searching the River Carron near Beaumont Drive at around 3:45pm on Saturday afternoon.

A police presence remained last night at the entrance to Cobblebrae Community Woodland which leads to the River Carron.

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Police said formal identification had yet to take place but the family of Leanne Beattie had been informed.

A police presence remained last night at the entrance to Cobblebrae Community Woodland which leads to the River Carron. Pic: Michael Gillen.
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The 36-year-old was last seen in the River Street area of Falkirk, around 10.00pm on Friday.

A statement from police said: “Formal identification has still to take place, however the family of Leanne Beattie, 36, who had been reported missing from River Street, Falkirk, have been informed.

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“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact cause of death which is not being treated as suspicious.

“A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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At around 3.45pm on Saturday, 20 November, the body of a woman was recovered from the River Carron adjacent to Beaumont Drive, Carron. Pic: Michael Gillen.

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