Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Body Found in Hunt for Missing Woman, 29

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Body Found in Hunt for Missing Woman, 29

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DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of a woman have found a body.

Margaret Jean Smythe, known as 'Maggie', was last seen at her home in Swinside Road, Breightmet, Bolton, last weekend.

A body was recovered behind the derelict Red Bridge Inn, near Red Lane, about half a mile from Maggie's home.

The discovery came after a massive search which included police divers checking Blackshaw Brook Lodge near the pub.

Maggie, who worked as a cleaner at Bolton bus station, has a daughter, aged three. Formal identification is yet to take place, but Maggie's family have been informed of the discovery.

Maggie, 29, was last seen on Saturday, January 26, at her home. On Wednesday, January 30, officers investigating her disappearance arrested two men aged 35 and 39 on suspicion of murder. …

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