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Samantha Eastwood: Police find body in midwife search

Samantha Eastwood: Police find body in midwife search

Samantha Eastwood, 28, was last seen leaving work on 27 July
Detectives searching for missing midwife Samantha Eastwood have found a body and made three arrests.The body, which is yet to be formally identified, was found in Caverswall, about 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent, where Ms Eastwood was last seen.A 32-year-old man arrested last Sunday on suspicion of kidnap has been rearrested on suspicion of murder.Ms Eastwood, 28, was last seen leaving Royal Stoke University Hospital at 07:45 BST on 27 July.Two other men, aged 28 and 60, are being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Det Supt Simon Duffy, from Staffordshire Police, said: "The discovery today is not what anyone wanted, and this is now a homicide investigation."Forensic teams are at the scene and will remain there for some time, police said, confirming a post mortem examination will take place "in due course".
Samantha Eastwood: Police find body in midwife search

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Timeline of the search for missing Staffordshire midwife
Neighbours of Ms Eastwood told police that at about 14:00 BST on the day she went missing a scream was heard near her home in Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent.She has not used her bank cards since then, and her car remains parked in her driveway.
'Scream heard' before midwife vanished
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Ms Eastwood had been due to marry, but her engagement fell through earlier this year, it was revealed.In a Facebook post in July, she advertised a "never worn" wedding dress for sale. On Friday, Ms Eastwood's 26-year-old sister Gemma made a tearful appeal, describing her as "warm and generous with a great sense of humour"."Without her, half of me has gone," she said."We miss you very much, we need you home where you belong."Specialist police officers are supporting Ms Eastwood's family as the inquiry continues.
Stoke-on-Trent
Caverswall
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