Jessica Blake’s body identified

A BODY found in woodland has been identified as that of missing Jessica Blake, police confirmed yesterday.

Officers in Beverley, East Yorkshire, said they are not treating the 14-year-old’s death as suspicious.

A major search involving police and RAF helicopters and police divers was launched after the teenager was reported missing on Saturday.

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Jessica, who was said to have left home in a distressed state, had a paper round and was last seen carrying a yellow newspaper bag.

Humberside Police said her body was discovered in a wooded area off Chester Avenue in the town just after 4pm on Sunday. A Humberside Police spokeswoman added: “Our deepest sympathies go to 
the family and friends of Jessica.”