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Body in US confirmed as missing Elvis fan Gerrie Lawrie

Gerrie Lawrie
Image caption Elvis fan Gerrie Lawrie was found dead in her bed

A body found in Memphis was that of an Aberdeenshire Elvis fan, police have confirmed.

Gerrie Lawrie, 41, was reported missing on Saturday after failing to catch her flight home to Aberdeen.

Police in Memphis said she was found in the bed of her apartment and was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson said: "At this time, no obvious signs of foul play have been indicated. This is an ongoing investigation."

Officers are awaiting a medical examiner's findings.

Tributes have been paid on a special Facebook page with people expressing their condolences.

And Ms Lawrie's friend John Helms said: "I'll remember Gerrie as a beautiful, happy, friend who loved life and the people around her."

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