Body found in search for missing Portsmouth woman

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POLICE searching for a woman who has been missing for nearly two weeks have found a body.

Victoria Evans, 41, of Earlsdon Street, Southsea, had last been seen on April 7 by her sister, police said.

Officers appealed for information to find her twice, on April 14 and 18.

Detective Inspector Linda Howard, previously said: ‘Victoria hasn’t been in contact with any of her family or friends since she disappeared and we’re growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.’

But today police said they had found a body in the city.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘Police searching for missing Victoria Evans have found a body in Portsmouth.

‘The family of the 41-year-old from Southsea have been informed.

‘Formal identification procedures are ongoing.

‘At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious.’