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Wednesday, 27 March, 2002, 12:25 GMT
Cement works body named
Hannah Williams
Hannah enjoyed window-shopping in London
The body of a girl found at a cement works in Kent has been identified as that of missing schoolgirl Hannah Williams.

The badly-decomposed body was discovered by workmen on 15 March in Northfleet, Kent, wrapped in a tarpaulin.

14-year-old Hannah went missing from her home after telling her mother she was going shopping in Deptford on 21 April last year.

Detective chief inspector Colin Murray, of Kent Police, said: "Following close examination of the young woman's clothing and the dental records we believe this is Hannah Williams.

DNA tests

"Her family have been informed and we now need help in tracing her movements."

He said police were still awaiting DNA tests on the body which were expected to take some weeks.

Top worn by Hannah Williams
The teenager's top was decorated with gold leaves

Hannah was described as young for her age but looked older.

She would often visit Deptford to go window-shopping and would have been well-known at Deptford Market.

Hannah had long fair hair, tied back in a gold, elastic scrunchy on the day she disappeared.

She was wearing a black sleeveless t-shirt with distinctive gold leaves from the left shoulder to the midriff.

Hannah was also wearing a denim jacket, tight-fitting burgundy trousers, knee-length black leather boots, a fine gold neck chain and two gold stud ear rings.

Mr Murray said: "Everything points to this young woman being Hannah. However, we are still awaiting results of DNA tests to confirm this.

"These tests will take a number of weeks."

A man in his fifties was arrested on Saturday in connection with the death but later released without charge.


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