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Body confirmed as missing walker
Kirkmichael [Pic: Rob Burke]
The woman was reported missing in the woods near Kirkmichael
A body found by a mountain rescue team is that of a missing walker, police have confirmed.

Rachel Sherratt, 48, vanished after going walking in Perthshire's Glen Derby area.

The remains of the walker from Midlothian were found by search teams in the Kindrogan Wood area near Kirkmichael on Saturday.

Overnight conditions in the area were said to be treacherous with snow a foot deep in places.

A Tayside Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that about 1430 GMT on Saturday the body of a missing person was recovered in the area of Kindrogan Wood, near Kirkmichael.

"This was after an extensive search by Tayside Police, RAF and civilian mountain rescue teams."

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