Body found in River Tay

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Police are appealing for information to trace Clare Marshall, 64, who is missing from Perth.

Clare is believed to have left the Dundee Road area in the early hours of Monday, 18 December, 2023, and may have walked to Moncreiffe Island. 

She is described as 5ft 4in tall, of average build, with shoulder length grey hair.  It is believed she was wearing all black clothing.

Inspector Kris McCall said: “We’re concerned for Clare’s welfare and have been carrying out extensive searches in the area of Dundee Road and the River Tay. Specialist resources, including the police helicopter, have been searching for Clare since we were alerted to her disappearance.

“I urge anyone with information about Clare’s whereabouts to get in touch with police by calling 101.  Likewise, I would appeal directly to Clare: if you see this message, please contact the police or approach any officer so we can ensure you’re safe and well.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 1608 of 18 December.

UPDATE: Around 12.50pm on Thursday, 21 December, 2023, a woman’s body was recovered from the River Tay, near Moncrieffe Island.

Perth Gazette