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Telegraph and Argus
6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013 in News
By Hannah Postles, T&A Reporter
Police last night confirmed the body of a woman pulled from the River Aire near Leeds is that of missing Bradford mum Seemberjeet Kaur.
A member of the public reported a body in the water near Leeds station at about 1.35pm on Thursday – a little more than six weeks after the 35-year-old disappeared from her home in East Bowling.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said a post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday and the body had been formally identified as Mrs Kaur.
Her death was not being treated as suspicious and her next of kin had been informed, he added.
There had been no positive sightings of Mrs Kaur since about 1pm that day, when she was captured on CCTV on the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath near Roberts Park, Saltaire.
Mrs Kaur, who had been taking medication for depression, had taken a taxi to Salts Mill from her home at about 10am.
Police underwater teams had been carrying out searches along the canal and the River Aire from Saltaire towards Leeds, as well as scouring the park, woods, gardens and outhouses.
Detectives also carried out sonar searches concentrating on a small stretch of the River Aire which flows through Roberts Park.
Two weeks after she went missing, officers carried out an ‘information seek’ operation in the park, where residents were shown a photograph of Mrs Kaur to jog their memories and asked to fill out questionnaires to establish whether they might have seen her.
Her family had spoken of their hope she was still alive, saying her disappearance was out-of-character.
The Coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held in Mrs Kaur’s death.