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Body of woman, 78, missing since floods is found on rural property

By Luisa Rubbo, Sunday April 11, 2021 - 01:29 EST
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Adele Morrison had been missing since she left her home in Port Macquarie to travel to Gloucester in the floods last month. - ABC

Police believe a body discovered yesterday belongs to a woman who went missing from the New South Wales Mid North Coast during last month's floods.


Adele Morrison, 78,  was last seen leaving her home in Port Macquarie on March 16 to travel to Gloucester.


Family members reported her missing the following day and investigators conducted extensive inquiries and co-ordinated searches into her whereabouts.


Her car was found more than a week later in the Barrington River, submerged in floodwaters.


Yesterday, a property owner notified police after locating the body of a woman on the riverbank of his rural property in Barrington.


The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the missing woman.


A report will be prepared for the coroner.







- ABC

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