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Libby Squire: Body Found Is Missing Hull University Student

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 21/03/2019 Sara C Nelson
a blurry image of a woman: Libby Squire © Family handout Libby Squire

A body recovered from the Humber Estuary is that of missing Hull University student Libby Squire, Humberside Police has said.

The discovery was made on Wednesday, in close proximity to Grimsby Docks. 

Squire was reported missing on February 1. The student’s family said her disappearance was “very out of character” and that she was a “very thoughtful and caring young woman who puts herself before others.”

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Pawel Relowicz, 24, from Raglan Street, Hull, was arrested on suspicion of abduction in connection with Squire’s disappearance and remains under investigation. 

He has been charged with a number of unrelated offences and has been remanded in custody.

In a statement, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said: “A post-mortem examination commenced this afternoon and is continuing to be carried out this evening, however formal identification has now taken place and we can confirm the body recovered is that of missing woman Libby Squire.

“Libby’s family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers. We would ask their privacy is please respected at this incredibly distressing time.

“Libby, 21, was last seen just after midnight on Friday, 1 February, on Beverley Road close to the junction with Haworth Street.

“An extensive search was carried out in the days and weeks after her disappearance, with detectives and officers working relentlessly to find Libby.

HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Police officers search the the River Hull next to Oak Road Park in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire on February 13, 2019 in Hull, England. Libby Squire has been missing from her student home in Hull after a night out with friends in Hull on 31 January. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Police officers search the the River Hull next to Oak Road Park in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire on February 13, 2019 in Hull, England. Libby Squire has been missing from her student home in Hull after a night out with friends in Hull on 31 January. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

“The people in Hull have shown tremendous support to Libby’s family and to the officers and support staff involved in the searches and investigation.

“It has been a very difficult time for all those involved and we would like to thank everyone once again for their support.

“One man was arrested in February in connection to Libby’s disappearance and remains under investigation.

HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Police officers search dense undergrowth  in Oak Road Park in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire on February 13, 2019 in Hull, England. Libby Squire has been missing from her student home in Hull after a night out with friends in Hull on 31 January. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Police officers search dense undergrowth in Oak Road Park in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire on February 13, 2019 in Hull, England. Libby Squire has been missing from her student home in Hull after a night out with friends in Hull on 31 January. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

“We will provide updates as and when we can as to the progress of the investigation, which has been continuous since Libby’s disappearance and remains ongoing.

“Our priority is to support Libby’s family and give them the answers they desperately need.”

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