A body was found in the search for missing student Libby Squire and police have now confirmed that the body is that of the 21-year-old.
Officers found a body in the Humber Estuary near Grimsby Docks yesterday but Humberside Police could not formally identify the body until today.
Libby Squire, a student of the University of Hull, was last seen in the early hours of February 1 after a night out in Hull. During the night out, it is believed she had been refused entry to The Welly nightclub and so was put in a taxi by her friends.
She was dropped off near her house at 11.29pm on February 1 and was last seen walking in a nearby road at 12.05am wearing a black skirt, black leather jacket and trainers.
A search for her has been going on since then and she was found on Wednesday, March 20.
Revealing the tragic news today, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said:
A post-mortem examination commenced this afternoon and is continuing to be carried out this evening.
However formal identification has now taken place and we can confirm the body recovered is that of missing woman Libby Squire.
Libby’s family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.