lines body confirmed as missing Highbridge pensioner
body of a woman who was found near railway tracks earlier this
week was formally identified on Friday (October 28th) as missing
Highbridge woman Edith Joan Batten.
The 79 year-old was discovered by railway staff at Dunball foot
crossing, between Highbridge and Bridgwater, on Tuesday following
a huge search operation.
British Transport Police spokesman Brian Price told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Friday: "I can confirm that the woman found dead next
to the railway line at Dunball foot crossing on 25th October has
been formally identified as Edith Joan Batten, aged 79, from Highbridge."
death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file is being prepared
for the Coroner."
Mrs Batten was found 150 yards from the crossing on Tuesday and
British Transport Police and Avon and Somerset officers attended
A huge search operation
was launched to find her, involving the police helicopter, dogs,
Coastguards and crews from BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat), the
RNLI and Avon Search and Rescue.
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