Wednesday, November 6, 2013

France: Update--Body of Carol Sheridan, 73, Found, "...Last Moments Spent Doing Something She Loved"

According to The Hull Daily Mail, French police have found the body of missing Briton and grandmother Carol Sheridan, 73, after going for a hike near her home in the French Alps ten days ago.

Sheridan's family have confirmed that French authorities found her body on Wednesday (November 6) near a popular hiking trail, close to where her car was found on Monday (November 4).

COMMENT: A statement from her family, written by her grandson, Simon, and posted on Facebook said: "Carol was an amazing woman who lived an amazing life. She was dearly loved by many and will be hugely missed by all of us. Personally, I am taking some comfort in that her last moments were spent doing something she loved."

Sheridan, a retired teacher from Driffield, disappeared on October 27 after leaving the village of Habere-Poche for a two-hour walk in the Alps.

Her granddaughter, Heather Tanton, 25, of Brough, confirmed Sheridan's Fiat Panda was found on Monday (November 4) in a car park close to a popular hiking trail.

Snow and sub-zero temperatures prevented police using a helicopter and dogs in the hunt for Sheridan after her car was discovered on Monday.

Mrs. Sheridan is said to be an avid user of social networking sites, regularly using Facebook to contact friends and family.

Her family have set up a Facebook page to appeal for help, which has been followed by more than 1,100 people.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.