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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 September 2005, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Bride confirmed as tsunami victim
Andrew and Natalie McLeish
The couple had been enjoying a belated honeymoon
A Lincolnshire woman who went missing in the Asian tsunami which claimed the life of her husband has been confirmed as one of the victims.

The body of Natalie McLeish, 28, was identified by DNA testing nine months after the disaster on Boxing Day.

She had been on a late honeymoon with her husband Andrew, 31, of Sheffield. His body was found a week later.

Her mother, Sandra Bell, from Legbourne in Louth, was given the news by Lincolnshire Police over the weekend.

Officers confirmed Mrs McLeish's body had been found and returned to England this week.

In a statement Ms Bell said she was relieved that her daughter has come home at last. She said she had never truly given up hope and now she and her family could begin to grieve.

The couple, who married in Legbourne May last year, had planned a belated honeymoon in New Zealand, but at the last minute they changed their minds - opting for the Thai island Phi Phi.


SEE ALSO:
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