Police find body in search for woman who vanished during 10 minute walk

Rachel Jackson (pictured)   (Lancashire Police )
Rachel Jackson (pictured) (Lancashire Police )

Police have found a body during a search for a woman who went missing after going out for a 10 minute walk.

Rachel Jackson, 38, was last seen in the Wadham Road area of Avenham, Preston, at 7pm on Friday, March 31.

She had been spending the evening with friends before telling them she needed to go out for air for 10 minutes.

However, her friends were left worried after she failed to return to the property.

One friend, Helen Moore, told Lancashire Live: “Rachel hadn’t been drinking or anything which is why we’re really worried.

“We only thought she was going out for 10 minutes so we didn’t think anything of it.”

Lancashire Police have now confirmed that the body of a woman has found in a nearby park.

The body is yet to be formally identified but police believe it is Rachel.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Earlier today (Saturday) police found the body of a woman in Avenham Park.

"While she has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Rachel.

"Her next of kin have been informed.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to HM Coroner.

"Our thoughts are with Rachel’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time."