Police discover body on the beach below High Down chalk pit on the Isle of Wight

Patricia Anne Tolfree

Patricia Anne Tolfree

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POLICE have discovered a body on a beach on the Isle of Wight.

The body was found on the beach below High Down chalk pit, officers confirmed last night.

The family of missing woman Patricia Anne Tolfree, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been informed.

The body has not yet been identified.

A major search and rescue operation was launched after the 67-year-old was last seen by her husband on Friday morning.

She had planned to go to the mainland to visit friends in Winchester for the day but police were alerted when she did not return home that evening or contact her family.

Police called Solent Coastguard to help them search for Patricia when her blue 57 registration Volkswagen Polo was found in a car park at Tennyson Down.

Lifeboats from the Needles, Ventnor and a rescue helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent searched the waters from Freshwater Bay to the Needles for six and a half hours but Patricia was not found.

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10:27am Wed 28 May 14

ToastyTea says...

:( sad
:( sad ToastyTea
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Wed 28 May 14

peaches123 says...

How do they know this isn't a murder?????
How do they know this isn't a murder????? peaches123
  • Score: 1

4:33pm Wed 28 May 14

Kyoboshi says...

What makes you think that they DONT think it's a murder ??
What makes you think that they DONT think it's a murder ?? Kyoboshi
  • Score: 5

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