The body of a woman from Dorchester has been found

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Officers searching for a missing woman from Dorchester have sadly found a body.

43-year-old, Laura Dodon, from Dorchester was reported missing on Monday 27th July 2020 when she failed to contact her family. She was last seen by her family members in Weymouth on 21st July.

During ongoing searches for Laura, Dorset Police officers found a body in a field south of Dorchester Rugby Club at 1:11 pm on 5th August 2020.

Formal identification is yet to take place, however, officers believe the body is that of Laura Dodon. Her family have been informed and are likely to be offered support from specially trained officers.

The coroner has been notified, but Laura’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

Our thoughts are with Laura’s family at this very difficult time.

We would like to thank all those involved in the search efforts and everyone who shared our appeal.

Neil Wood, Chief Inspector, Dorset Police
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