Parents of missing teenager told of body find

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The parents of missing teenager Rosemary Edwards have been informed after a body was found in the New Forest, police said.

Two walkers discovered the body of a young woman or girl near Bartley, Hampshire, yesterday afternoon.

Hampshire Police said the parents of 15-year-old Rosemary Edwards, who has been missing since September 4, have been informed of the discovery but stressed the body had not been identified.

Police say early indications are the death is not suspicious and said no identification will be released until the next of kin have been informed.

The schoolgirl has not been seen since she left her family home in Wellington Close, Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire.

The BBC reports the find comes just days after Southampton-based CCTV company Tecton, where Rosemary's father David works as a consultant, offered a £100,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.