Saturday 10 December 2016

Body found outside house identified as missing Melanie (22) who disappeared minutes after 'love you' text to father

Richard Vernalls

Published 06/11/2016 | 08:12

Melanie Wilson, 22, who has been missing from her home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, since October 19 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Melanie Wilson, 22, who has been missing from her home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, since October 19 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire

A body discovered outside a house has been identified as that of a woman who had been missing since last month.

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Melanie Wilson was reported missing from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire on October 21, having last been seen two days previously when she sent her father a text telling him she loved him.

Nottinghamshire Police launched a missing persons inquiry and on Thursday the remains of a woman were discovered in Stoney Street in nearby Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The force confirmed the body was that of 22-year-old Miss Wilson.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Saturday was unable to pinpoint a cause of death and further tests are being carried out.

A force spokesman said: "The circumstances are not thought to suspicious.

Melanie Wilson, 22, who has been missing from her home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, since October 19 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Melanie Wilson, 22, who has been missing from her home in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, since October 19 Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire

"Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the death."

Miss Wilson's family have been informed.

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