|Body Found in River Brent
Family of Alice Gross have been informed
Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross have found a body in the River Brent.
The body has been removed from the scene. Alice's family has been updated of this development.
Formal identification awaits and a post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.
Divers have been searching throughout the area of Hanwell and the Grand Union Canal since the teenager's disappearance on 28th August.
CCTV showed that Alice walked along the towpath on the afternoon of the day she disappeared Her purple rucksack, which she was pictured carrying was found by the canal on Tuesday 2nd September.
Police divers search canal
A huge campaign has been underway to find the talented Brentside student - many local residents from Hanwell and Ealing have been involved conducting poster and social media appeals.
Her mother revealed the teenager had recently been diagnosed with anorexia and her family made emotional pleas for her to return home.
The police have not yet confirmed the identity of the body but Alice's family have been informed of the discovery.
The Grand Union Canal between Hanwell and Brentford is an engineered part of the River Brent which flows into the Thames and is semi-tidal.
October 1, 2014