Officers investigating the disappearance of a Widnes woman last week have discovered a body close to where she was last seen.
54 year old Lynda Crosby was reported missing at 2pm on Wednesday last week.
In a statement Cheshire Police said
"The discovery was made earlier this afternoon (Sunday) in the Netherley Road area, just outside the town.
"Although formal ID is yet to take place, officers believe it to be 54-year-old Lynda Crosby, who was reported missing last Wednesday morning. It is not thought that there are any suspicious circumstances.
"Lynda’s family have been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.
"We would like to thank the community for supporting our efforts to locate Lynda. Our thoughts are with her family and we ask on their behalf that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."