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Last Updated: Monday, 13 August 2007, 13:49 GMT 14:49 UK
Railway body formally identified
Natasha Coombs
Natasha's body was found close to Manningtree railway station
A body found near a railway station in Essex has been formally identified as missing 17-year-old Natasha Coombs.

Natasha was last seen boarding a train from Ipswich, Suffolk, to her home in Dovercourt, Essex, on 27 July.

On Friday, Natasha's body was found near tracks close to Manningtree railway station.

A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death was consistent with being hit by a train. Natasha had been travelling from Ipswich to Manningtree.

Natasha had been travelling home following a meal with friends.

She had separated from her boyfriend two weeks before.

Police believe she might have been upset about the split on the night she disappeared.

The body was found in undergrowth a mile down the line from the station on the London side after a report from a passing train driver.

Essex Police said: "We believe we have found our missing person so there will be no further police action. There is nothing to suggest any criminal activity at all and this is now a matter for the coroner."

Natasha had been hit by a train

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