Body found in search for missing mum-of-two Katie Kenyon 10 months ago

Body found in search for missing mum-of-two Katie Kenyon

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week.

A body has been found in the search for missing mum-of-two Katie Kenyon.


Katie was last seen on Friday 22 April, getting into a Ford Transit van, in the town of Burnley, Lancashire.

Police say that while the identity of the body has not been formally confirmed, they do believe it to be Katie's.

The body was discovered in an area of the Forest of Bowland, after authorities received new information about where she might be.

In a statement, Lancashire Police said:


"At this stage although we are not in a position to formally confirm the woman's identity, we do believe the body is that of Katie.

"Her family have been told and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this time."

A post-mortem is set to be carried out later today.

Earlier this week, 50-year-old Andrew Burfield was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and later on suspicion of murder.


It is believed the suspect was known to the victim.

More than 60 specialist search officers from four police forces tirelessly searched an area in Lancashire over the past week. Fire services, dogs, volunteers and drones all helped in the search.

On Tuesday, detectives admitted there was a slim chance she'd be found alive.

At the time, Superintendent Gary Brooks, Lancashire Police's head of major crime, said:  "While I hold some slim hope that Katie may still be found alive I'm sad to say that Katie has now been missing for over four days. Despite extensive police enquiries and media appeals we have not found Katie nor have there been any sightings of Katie."