Tragedy after body found in search for missing 17-year-old girl – family devastated


There have been frantic searches for Imogen Tothill, after she failed to return home in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, yesterday.

Cheshire Police said this afternoon that they are awaiting formal identification but believe the body is Imogen.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, the force confirmed.

A spokesperson said: “Officers searching for a missing teenage girl from Holmes Chapel have sadly found a body.

“The body was discovered in a wooded area near to Ravenscroft earlier today, Wednesday 9 February.

“Formal identification has not yet taken place, but it is believed to be that of missing teenager Imogen Tothill.

“Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“Our thoughts are with Imogen’s family at this difficult time.”

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