Body found in search for missing Basingstoke woman

Leanne Turnbull

Leanne Turnbull

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DETECTIVES searching for missing Basingstoke woman Leanne Turnbull, have found the body of a woman on farmland close to Neatham, near Holybourne.

Miss Turnbull, who lives in Stubbs Road, in the Black Dam area of Basingstoke, went missing from her partner’s house in Alton on September 14.

The discovery of the body was made just after 3pm yesterday by members of an organised pheasant shoot.

The post-mortem examination will take place later today.

Police are now working to identify the woman and the circumstances surrounding her death, however at this stage this is not believed to be suspicious.

The family of Leanne Turnbull have been informed of the discovery.

Miss Turnbull (pictured) was last seen at the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Alton at about 9.15am on Wednesday, September 14.

The 34-year-old rented a flat in Stubbs Road, Black Dam, but had been living with her partner at his house in Orchard Lane, Alton.

A mobile phone trace on Thursday, September 15, showed her heading towards the Devil’s Punchbowl, in Surrey.

Miss Turnbull moved from Suffolk to Aldermaston, then to Petersfield and came to Basingstoke two years ago. Her elder sister Janet previously told The Gazette that for the past five months Miss Turnbull was living with her partner in Alton because she experienced an increasing number of epileptic fits and did not want to be alone in the flat.

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