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'Devastated' Body of missing Belfast woman Jamie-Lee Wilson found

The body was one of two discovered in Northern Ireland yesterday.

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Jamie-Lee Wilson

Jamie-Lee Wilson

Jamie-Lee Wilson

The family of Jamie-Lee Wilson have said they’re “devastated” following the discovery of a body in the search for the Belfast woman who was reported missing a week ago.

The body was one of two discovered in Northern Ireland yesterday.

The PSNI confirmed on Tuesday evening the operation to locate 24-year-old Jamie-Lee had now ended, as family members reacted to the news.

“Police are no longer searching for missing person, Jamie-Lee Wilson. Thank you for your help and assistance” a PSNI statement said.

A relative on social media said “unfortunately it isn’t good news” as she thanked those who shared posts hoping to find Jamie-Lee. “Deep down I think we already knew since this morning,” she said.

Jamie-Lee’s brother Anthony McCabe had earlier appealed for friends to join the search efforts. His partner Courtney said on behalf of the couple that they had received “devastating news” that their sister and friend Jamie-Lee was “no longer with us."

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An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Co Fermanagh (Niall Carson/PA)

An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Co Fermanagh (Niall Carson/PA)

An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Co Fermanagh (Niall Carson/PA)

“Beautiful girl, you’ve broken our hearts,” she said. She added that “if love could have saved you, you’d [have] lived forever.

“Watch over your whole entire family circle as they try to take in this devastating news,” she said.

Ms Wilson was last seen in the Turf Lodge area on August 10 and was heading towards the Springfield Road.

Family members posted on social media that she may have been driving a black Volvo car.

It was later found in the Dundrod area unlocked and with the young woman’s belongings inside.

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Searches were being carried out across Belfast and in the Dundrod area before the tragic discovery of the young woman’s body.

Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Co Fermanagh.

The body was found in a van on the Samsonagh Road in Boho early on Tuesday morning.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to determine the cause of death,” they said.

“The Samsonagh Road remains closed at this time while the police investigations continue.”

Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew said the death was a “shock” and expressed her condolences.

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MP said: “The local community is in shock following the discovery of a body in a van in Boho, County Fermanagh today.

“My thoughts are with the person’s friends and family at this sad and difficult time.”

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