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Body parts of Hale woman Marie Scott have been discovered in Cheshire

By David Prior at

Body parts found in Cheshire have been confirmed to be those of a missing woman from Hale.

On December 15th, human remains were discovered close to the Manchester Ship Canal around a mile from Frodsham, with officers establishing that the remains had come from the water.

DNA testing has today confirmed that the body parts belonged to Marie Scott, who disappeared on December 18th 2017 after leaving her home on Sandileigh Avenue in Hale. CCTV later captured the mother of two boarding a tram at Altrincham Metrolink station.

Marie Scott was last seen on December 18th 2017

Marie’s family have been informed and are being supported by trained officers.

Today’s development comes after a human leg was found in the River Irwell, Pendleton, in November 2018, which was also identified as Marie’s.

Officers say they have remained committed to uncovering “much-needed and deserved answers”.

DNA tests have confirmed that the body parts belong to Marie

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Marie’s disappearance continue, but at this time, there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and that no one else is believed to be involved in her disappearance.

Detective Inspector Simon Akker, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “Having been personally involved in Marie’s case since she was reported missing in 2017, and having met with her family several times, my heart truly goes out to them.

“This has been an agonising journey for those closest to Marie and we will support them as they continue to come to terms with the loss of Marie.”