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UPDATE: Locals ‘shocked’ after body found in Horsham woods

JPCT 140612 Body found in Leechpool Wood, Horsham. photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 140612 Body found in Leechpool Wood, Horsham. photo by Derek Martin

Local dog walkers have today (Thursday June 14) expressed ‘shock’ following the discovery of a body in Horsham woods.

At 6.20pm yesterday (Wednesday June 13) a man walking his dog found the body of a woman in dense undergrowth in Leechpool Woods.

Police have investigated and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A post mortem is due to be carried out.

The body has not yet been formally identified but is believed to be that of 59-year-old Jennifer Marsh, who was reported missing from her home in Horsham on May 30.

This morning, Marie James, 51, a local dog walker in the woods, told the County Times: “I’m absolutely shocked.

“My son came home yesterday and he said he saw police around the woods. It’s really sad.”

A search helicopter was seen ‘circling the area’ yesterday by another walker.

Resident John Clark, 59, added: “The police asked me about the missing woman recently, I’m a bit surprised no-one saw anything before.”

 

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