At 10.10am on Tuesday 29 November 2016 female human remains were discovered in woodland in Long Meadow, Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire.
Following a post mortem examination, the remains have now been identified as that of missing Christchurch woman Isobel Munro.
Isobel was reported as missing in April 2016.
Her family have been informed.
A section of Long Meadow remains cordoned off while specialist officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Team continue to carry out forensic enquiries.
Dorset Police are continuing to work with Hampshire Constabulary to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the death which is currently being treated as unexplained. Anyone with information is asked to Contact Dorset Police on 101