Body of missing Marion Scott found on dirt track between Sixhills and Hainton
THE grandson of missing dementia sufferer Marion Scott described her as a “phenomenal lady” – as he confirmed her body had been found.
Alex Stork took to social networking website Facebook last night to let supporters know that his grandmother had passed away, and thanked the public for their support.
A post mortem examination was due to be conducted today by pathologists at The Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
An inquest will be opened by Lincolnshire coroner Stuart Fisher within the next day or two.
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The pensioner was discovered down a dirt track on farmland between Sixhills and Hainton.
The track was more than a mile and a half from the road linking to two villages and miles from any homes.
The nearest property is Grange Cottage, in Sixhills.
Mrs Scott had walked many miles from her home address in Arch Close, Market Rasen where she was last seen on December 27.
Her disappearance sparked a major search including more than 100 volunteers, specialist dog search teams and underwater divers.
The Humberside Police helicopter Oscar 99 was also deployed as search teams initially focused on Willingham Woods and then extended the search in the Hainton area.
Miles of farmland was scoured and officers leading the search pleaded with residents to check their outbuildings and sheds.
Mrs Scott’s grandson Alex said: “I can confirm the sad news that my grandma was found passed away.
“I believe this news is already public but would like to confirm the speculations.
“On behalf of the family, I would like to once again thank everybody sincerely for their efforts and support over the last week and a half.
“The way the community has come together has been phenomenal. It has been fitting for a phenomenal lady.”
Police released a statement late yesterday afternoon announcing the discovery of a woman’s body on land in the Sixhills area, about four- and-a-half miles away from Mrs Scott’s home town of Market Rasen, at 1.30pm.
Last night, officers said they were unable to confirm that the body was that of pensioner Mrs Scott, who went missing from the house she shared with her husband in Acre Close on December 27.
But her grandson soon posted the message on Facebook.
The police have been searching every day for the 83-year-old, also known as Mary, since she went missing.
Her family appealed for members of the public to help find the much-loved mother and grandmother who worked as a sister on the dermatology ward at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess Of Wales Hospital, for many years
Speaking yesterday, before the police’s discovery, her daughter Sally, 58, of Bigby, told how Mrs Scott had a great personality and sense of humour, and described her as a “fantastic mum”.
“She was a very well-respected nurse,” she said.
Nancy Barratt, 75, of Daggett Road, Cleethorpes, used to work with Mary on the children’s ward at Scartho Road Infirmary.
She added: “All the old nurses are calling each other as we are terribly concerned and upset – we all loved her.”
Check www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk for updates.