Two people have been arrested after a woman’s body was found in a search for missing Plymouth teenager Bobby-Anne McLeod.
The 18-year-old has been missing from home for three days after failing to meet friends in Plymouth on Saturday.
Devon and Cornwall Police are carrying out a search operation across the city with the help of a police helicopter.
Investigators said on Tuesday that the body of a woman was located near Bovisand in South Hams. Formal identification has not yet been made.
The force said Ms McLeod’s family has been notified and is being supported by the authorities.
Two men, aged 24 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
Plymouth Sutton and Devonport Labor MP Luke Pollard said the discovery of the body was another “dark day” for the city.
He tweeted: “This is devastating news for our city that a body has been found in the search for the missing Bobby-Anne. My thoughts and love are with the family.
“We wait for news from the police but it is another dark day for our city. Let’s pull together just like we did after the keyham. ,
A Facebook page set up to help find Ms McLeod has now attracted more than 10,000 members. Officers were pictured today doing finger prints and forensic work near the area where the teenager went missing.
Detective Inspector Matt Lawrence previously said: “Bobby-Anne MacLeod was last seen leaving her home in Leighham at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday 20 November.
“We believe she was supposed to take a bus from Sheepstore Road to the city center to visit some friends, but she did not come.
“Bobby-Anne is 18 years old, 4 feet 11 inches tall and of modest build. She has brown hair, green eyes, straight shoulder length hair and pierced ears. She is believed to have worn a gray Nike jumper, black ripped Was wearing jeans and fishnet tights and lightweight Nike trainers.”
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