Police Confirm Samantha Henderson found in lake

This afternoon the family of Samantha Henderson formally identified the body found in a lake near Ham Common on Friday as belonging to the missing 25-year-old woman.

The searches in Hamworthy concluded as expected today, with the only active scene now being the detailed forensic search at Samantha’s home at Halves Cottages in Corfe Castle, which will take a few more days.

Detectives reiterated their thanks to the public for their patience during the searches and asked that people continue to respond to the appeal for sightings of her car.