Woman’s body found in search for missing 29-year-old

Woman’s body found in search for missing 29-year-old

December 23, 2018

A woman’s body has been found in the search for a missing 29-year-old who disappeared three days ago.

An appeal was launched after Sophia Airey did not return to her home to the Leith area of Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Police Scotland said a member of the public discovered the body in the South Queensferry area, west of the capital, at around 9.45am on Saturday.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, however officers said Ms Airey’s family have been informed and will be kept updated on the progress of their inquiry.

Police have released a photograph of Sophia, whose car was reportedly found the day after she was last seen.

She was believed to have been wearing a colourful Nike tracksuit when she went missing.

A search was launched along the waterfront, involving the Coastguard and an emergency helicopter, The Sun reports.

Her dad had reportedly tweeted: "Please share, help us find our beautiful daughter."

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