Petra Ross was reported missing on Friday 19 January but police found a body near Gibraltar Point in Skegness, and believe it belongs to the 23-year-old as tributes have poured in online
A murder investigation has been launched after a body was found in a nature reserve during a hunt for a missing woman.
Petra Ross was reported missing three days ago on Friday 19 January. A body has since been found near Gibraltar Point, in Skegness and whilst formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the 23-year-old.
LincolnshireLive reported that Gibraltar Point is a stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. It is a nature reserve and is crisscrossed by a number of paths, walkways and cycle routes.
Her family have been made aware as a 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Tributes poured in online for the young woman. One person said: “Rest in peace beautiful lady!! Shine bright on your little girl”.
Another paid tribute saying: “So sad you was such a beautiful person we didn’t always see eye to eye when working together but was glad to put everything behind us when we met. You will be missed by so many people my heart goes out to your family and your little girl rest in peace”.
In a statement, Lincolnshire Police said: “We have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found near Gibraltar Point in Skegness. A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.
“While formal identification has yet to take place, we believe this to be the body of 23-year-old Petra Ross, who was reported missing on Friday 19 January. Her family have been made aware. Inquiries are ongoing.”