Friday, June 3, 2011

Emma Ewart found bound and hooded in Coventry canal, UK - 3rd June 2011

The hooded and bound body of a woman has been found a canal in a beauty spot

Police are investigating after the corpse was discovered floating in the Coventry Canal between Bedworth and Bulkington in Warwickshire at 2.30pm yesterday.

Friends and relatives of missing Emma Ewart, 27, who disappeared from her Coventry home last Tuesday, rushed to the scene.

However, Warwickshire Police have refused to confirm if the body is that of the missing mother-of-one.

Forensic teams were today conducting a finger-tip search of the area and people in canal boats were ordered to remain inside.

One shocked canal boat user described seeing the body with a 'hood' over its head.

He said: 'The body is still in the water and we don't know when we will be able to move.

'I am 25 metres away. It looked from here that the body has been bound and has a bag over its head.'

Warwickshire Police said they were treating the death of the woman as 'unexplained', a spokesman adding: 'We are treating the death as unexplained at this stage and an inquiry into the circumstances is under way.

'There will be no further information until the body is identified and relatives informed.'

Meanwhile the family of Emma Ewart yesterday issued a heartfelt appeal to find the missing mother from Coventry, who has not been seen for more than a week. Read More