Today (Wednesday 13th December 2017), a body of a woman was found in the Barrack Hill area of Newport by Gwent Police officers.
We can confirm, that the woman has now been formally identified as 72 year old Joan Doherty, who was reported as missing to Gwent Police on Sunday 10th December 2017.
Officers are not treating the death as suspicious at this time, and the Coroner has been informed.
The family is now being supported by specialist officers.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Joan at this difficult time.