Leicester

Appeal over death of elderly woman in Earl Shilton

Mary Maund
Image caption Mrs Maund was reported missing the day before her body was found

An appeal has been launched to trace the movements of an elderly woman who was found dead in Leicestershire.

The body of Mary Maund was discovered in water near a roundabout in Earl Shilton on Thursday. She had been reported missing the previous day.

Mrs Maund's death is not being treated as suspicious but the coroner wants to hear from anybody who saw the 79-year-old as early as 26 February.

Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire Police.

Mrs Maund was last seen wearing a turquoise floral design headscarf, a three-quarter length, brown PVC or nylon duffle coat, a blue or grey skirt and green Wellington boots.

Seen near water

She was carrying a cream handbag and wearing large round silver-rimmed glasses.

Her body was found near the roundabout at Clickers Way and Carr Hill.

Sgt Vanessa Robinson said: "We believe Mrs Maund was last seen at about midday on Saturday February 26 and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen her between Saturday and Thursday March 3.

"There was a possible sighting of Mrs Maund on March 1 at about 11am near the water. If you saw her or know anything about this sighting please contact the police.

"If you recognise the picture and believe you may have seen Mrs Maund in Earl Shilton or in the area surrounding Clickers Way then please get in touch with us.

"It's very important that we speak to anyone who can assist with the inquiry."

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