Louth

Police name woman whose body was found in Lincolnshire reservoir

Lincolnshire Police have named the woman whose body was recovered by an underwater search team at a reservoir near Louth earlier this month.

Police attended near to the boathouse at Covenham Reservoir in Wragholme after a report of a body in the water at around 10am on Saturday, July 4.

The woman was confirmed dead at the scene and police do not believe there is anything suspicious or untoward.

Police passed the matter to a coroner and on Tuesday, July 21 they named the woman as Patricia Hamilton-Wright, who lived locally in the Louth area.

Police said she arrived at the reservoir driving a green blue/grey Peugeot Partner vehicle at around 6.30am on July 4. She is described as being five foot, two inches tall, of medium build, in her 70s, with grey hair and wearing a burgundy anorak with a hood, burgundy trousers and black shoes.

Lincolnshire Police are now appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 87 of July 4.

Alternatively it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

DS Sim, of Skegness CID at Lincolnshire Police, said: “As part of my investigation I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of the reservoir between 6.30am and 10 am.

“I’d really like to speak to anyone who saw the lady arrive in her car or saw her at the reservoir any time until we were called at 10am (on July 4).

“I’d also like to speak to anyone who may have seen her in the area overnight. We believe she will have been driving or parked her vehicle, a blue/grey Peugeot Partner in the local area, before visiting Covenham resevoir.

“I don’t believe there is anything suspicious or untoward, we are making inquiries on behalf of the coroner and I would like to be able to find out any information that will help me complete our inquiries.”

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