Body found in submerged car confirmed to be missing nurse

2 October 2019, 11:52 | Updated: 2 October 2019, 15:09

Police searching for missing Laurie Jones, 23, have found a body
Police searching for missing Laurie Jones, 23, have confirmed she has been found dead. Picture: Gwent Police

By Asher McShane

A body found in a submerged car in Wales has been confirmed to be a missing paediatric nurse.

Laurie Jones, 23, was last seen leaving her night shift at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Shortly after she was reported missing a car with a body in it was found in a nearby river.

Police have now confirmed the identity to be Laurie.Following investigations by officers, the body of a deceased woman was sadly discovered inside the vehicle.

Detectives are not treating her death as suspicious and specialist officers are supporting her family.

A Gwent Police spokesperson said: "Laurie’s family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support, and for sharing the appeal to help find Laurie when she was reported as missing.

"They ask that they are now left alone to grieve in private as a family.

"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Laurie Jones at this tragic time."

Laurie's sister Esme thanked friends for sharing the appeal to find her, but later added: 'Thank you for all the shares not the best news unfortunately.'

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