The body of a female has been located on a beach at Minsmere Nature Reserve today (Tuesday 9 January).
It follows a call from a member of the RSPB at about 9.50am.
Formal identification of the female body is due to take place, but the body is believed to be that of 54-year-old Carol Smalley, reported missing from Lincolnshire on Wednesday 3 January.
Carol’s next of kin have been informed of this development.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file for the coroner will now be prepared.