Officers searching for missing Katie Kenyon find body of a woman in Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

The 33-year-old mum of two was last seen at about 9.30am on Friday April 22.

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Officers searching for missing Katie Kenyon have found the body of a woman in an area of the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire Police said.

Lancashire Police said: "We can confirm that police searching for missing Katie Kenyon have sadly found the body of a woman.

"Officers made the discovery last night (Friday, April 29th) in an area of the Forest of Bowland after receiving new information about a location where Katie could be.

Officers searching for missing Katie Kenyon have found the body of a woman in an area of the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire Police said.
Officers searching for missing Katie Kenyon have found the body of a woman in an area of the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire Police said.

"At this stage although we are not in a position to formally confirm the woman’s identity, we do believe the body is that of Katie. Her family have been told and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

"Our thoughts are with them at this time.

"A Home Office post-mortem examination will now be carried out to try to establish the cause of death."

Det Supt Gary Brooks, head of Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Unit, said: “Following extensive police enquiries and after a number of days of searching I can now sadly confirm that we have found a body and at this time we believe it to be that of Katie Kenyon. Katie’s family have been told and my heart goes out to them at this time. We have specially trained officers supporting them at this difficult time.

“Once again, my thoughts today are with Katie’s family and all of her loved ones.”

A man appeared in crown court yesterday (Friday, April 29th) charged with Katie’s murder.

Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road, Burnley will face trial in November.