Carol Smalley: Body of missing woman found on beach in Norfolk

Carol Smalley's disappearance sparked a major search operation

Carol Smalley's disappearance sparked a major search operation

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The body of a woman missing for six days has been located on a beach at a Norfolk beauty spot.

The body was found at Minsmere Nature Reserve yesterday (Tuesday December 9), following a call from a member of the RSPB at about 9.50am.
 
Formal identification of the female body is due to take place, but the body is believed to be that of 54-year-old Carol Smalley, reported missing from Lincolnshire on Wednesday January 3.

Smalley, from Smalling, was thought to be staying in the Great Yarmouth area and clothes and a bag were found on a beach leading to the sea.

Her disappearance prompted a major search operation, with coastguards scouring the sea in an attempt to find her.

Police say Smalley’s next of kin have been informed of this development. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file for the coroner will now be prepared.

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