South Scotland

Belgian woman Monique Boeckstens found dead at Bowhill

Police have confirmed that a body found on a Borders estate is that of a missing Belgian woman.

Monique Boeckstens, 53, had last been seen leaving her place of work in Melrose on 3 September.

Her body was discovered in the grounds of the Bowhill Estate at about 12:15 on Wednesday.

Lothian and Borders Police said their inquiries were continuing but added that there were no suspicious circumstances.

Ms Boeckstens' family has been informed and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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