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Body found in search for missing teenager

Libbi Toledo Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police have released a new image of Libbi

Police searching for a missing teenager have found a body on an area of land cordoned off in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

The body of a female was discovered at a disused scrapyard at the junction of the town's Denburn Road and Smeaton Road at about 14:00.

Officers had been looking for Libbi Toledo, 17, who was last seen in Veronica Crescent at about 13:00 on Monday 11 September.

Formal identification of the body is yet to take place.

Image caption A police cordon remains in place at the scene

Following the discovery, police said the death of the woman was being treated as unexplained pending further inquiries.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A news conference where Libbi Toledo's mother was to make an appeal was cancelled earlier after police said there had been a significant development.

A cordon remains in place close to Kirkcaldy's Victoria Hospital.

Police had been investigating a number of sightings of the teenager in the town in recent days.

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