Update: Victim named following the discovery of a car in the river near to the B4251 in Wyllie

At around 1pm on Tuesday 1st October 2019, a car was discovered in the river near to the B4251 in Wyllie. Following investigations by officers, the body of a deceased woman was sadly discovered inside the vehicle.

We can now confirm that the woman has been formally identified as 23 year old paediatric nurse Laurie Jayne Jones, from the Blackwood area, who was reported as missing to Gwent Police on the morning of Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Officers are not treating her death as suspicious and specialist offices are supporting her family at this tragic time. 

Laurie’s family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support, and for sharing the appeal to help find Laurie when she was reported as missing. They ask that they are now left alone to grieve in private as a family. 

Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Laurie Jones at this tragic time.


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