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Police seek dead woman's identity
An e-fit of the woman found dead in the stream
Police released an e-fit of the dead woman
Detectives investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Pennine Way stream have released an e-fit in an attempt to identify her.

The body was found in the Pen-y-Ghent area near Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, on 20 September.

Although there were no immediate signs of violence, police say they are yet to establish how she died.

Police believe the woman is aged between 16 and 32. She had brown hair and eyes and wore a wedding ring.

Dedicated inquiry

North Yorkshire Police are still waiting on the results of forensic tests to establish the cause of death.

Walkers found the body near the entrance to Sell Gill Hole, which is passed by ramblers every weekend.

Officers are set to visit homes in the surrounding area to ask residents for information that could help.

Ch Insp Tad Nowakowski, said: "A team of officers is now dedicated to this investigation, a measure of the importance we place on establishing the identity of this unfortunate young woman."

"We have two questions to ask people - do you know this woman, and, if not, did you see her in the Pen-y-Ghent area in the three weeks up to 20 September?"

Woman's body discovered in stream
21 Sep 04  |  North Yorkshire

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