Body in lake at Mote Park in Maidstone confirmed as missing woman Susan Hampton
Officers search Mote Park
lake. Picture: Martin Apps
A body pulled from the lake at Mote Park in Maidstone has
today been confirmed as that of missing woman Susan
The 64-year-old, pictured right, disappeared from her home
in Northumberland Road last Monday morning.
Her body was discovered in the lake by police yesterday after a
call from a member of the public.
Kent Police said officers are not treating her death as
suspicious and a report has been prepared for the coroner.
A cordon was set up around the lake yesterday as officers
in dry suits began searching the water. Ms Hampton's body was
removed at around 5pm.
Fisherman Paul Matthews said: "There's been a lot of activity.
They were using equipment to look down into the water.
"There were no divers, just officers in dry suits. It's the
first time I've seen anything like this."
One dog walker said he had passed the spot where the body
was found just a day earlier.
Police guard Mote Park
lake Picture: Martin Apps
He said: "My dog jumped in and wouldn't come back. I think she
would have found something if there was anything there.
"There was a fisherman there too, so it could only have been
there a day or so."
Divers search the lake at
Mote Park. Video: Martin Apps and Chris Hunter
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