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Wolverhampton canal death: woman identified by police

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Image caption Police issued this e-fit in an attempt to name a woman whose body was found in a Wolverhampton canal.

A woman whose body was found in a Wolverhampton canal has been identified by police.

The body was found in the Broad Street canal basin in the early hours of 24 July. Police have not yet revealed her name.

Despite a police appeal and dozens of phone calls from members of the public, her identity remained a mystery for two weeks.

Specialist police are now trawling the canal for any further clues.

Enquiries are now underway at her former address in Merridale, Wolverhampton, police said.

Over the weekend, relatives in Hertfordshire alerted Wolverhampton police after they became concerned they couldn't contact their mother.

Det Sgt Carl Russell, from Wolverhampton CID, said: "We have been able to identify her and will be passing our findings onto the coroner.

"Her death is not being treated as suspicious."

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was drowning.

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