Body of woman wearing green jacket found in Oxfordshire lake

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Thames Valley Police respond to incident  (Thames Valley Police)
Thames Valley Police respond to incident (Thames Valley Police)

The body of a woman wearing a green waxed jacket has been found in an Oxfordshire lake.

Thames Valley Police were called to an area off the A34 and A40 dual carriageways after the remains were discovered on Monday night.

Her body was recovered from the water near Yarnton just before 8.30pm on Monday.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, had shoulder length dark hair and was wearing an olive green waxed jacket paired with blue jeans.

Enquiries have been ongoing to identify her and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Detective Inspector Tracey Benham, based at Banbury police station, said: “Tragically, we have located a woman’s body in the water, and we are currently making every effort to identify her and to notify next of kin.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days while we make enquiries, but I would urge the public not to speculate as to the circumstances.

“We are aware of a woman who was in the area in the last two weeks knocking on doors, and I would ask anybody who believes they may have seen a woman matching the description given to please make contact with us.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident reference 2048 (16/8).

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