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Blue Mountains police call off search for woman after location of body

Radio 2LT | Move Fm News
04 May 2021, 20:17 GMT+10

BLACKHEATH, Blue Mountain, NSW, Australia - A body believed to be that of a woman who went missing in the Blue Mountains on Monday has been found on Tuesday.

A widescale search involving Blue Mountains police, volunteer SES and RSS crews, on land and in the air has now been stood down.

54-year-old Megan Cliff was last seen in the vicinity of Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, about 6:00am on Monday.

She was reported missing to officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command, who immediately commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Following a land and air search of the surrounding area, a body was located in the Grose Valley near the Valley View Lookout about 10.30am on Tuesday.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the missing woman.

Family members have been spoken to and supported by local Blue Mountains police and have been asked on behalf of the family to say "thank you" for the support they have received. The family has also requested privacy in this most difficult of times.

"With regard to the family and close friends of Megan, it is requested that any comments on social media be respectful and considerate," a Blue Mountains police statement issued on Tuesday night said.

A recovery operation of the body is expected to be conducted on Wednesday

The death is not being treated as suspicious and police say a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

(File photo).

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