Police confirm find of prostitute's body

DETECTIVES today confirmed the body of a woman found in a brook near Hintlesham was that of missing Ipswich prostitute Gemma Adams.Although a post mortem has been unable to discover how the 25-year-old from Blenheim Road died, a murder inquiry will be under way after police described her death as “suspicious”.

DETECTIVES today confirmed the body of a woman found in a brook near Hintlesham was that of missing Ipswich prostitute Gemma Adams.

Although a post mortem has been unable to discover how the 25-year-old from Blenheim Road died, a murder inquiry will be under way after police described her death as “suspicious”.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: “Following the discovery of a woman's body in a brook at Thorpes Hill in Hintlesham at approximately 11.50am yesterday, police can confirm that formal identification has taken place this afternoon and the body is that of missing Ipswich woman, Gemma Adams.

“A post mortem examination has been carried out today at Ipswich Hospital by a Home Office Pathologist and further tests will now have to be carried out to help ascertain the cause of death.

“Police are treating the death as suspicious.

“An area along the A1071 in Hintlesham has been cordoned off today while police carry out their enquiries.

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“Gemma Adams was reported missing to police in the early hours of Wednesday, November 15, when she failed to return home.

“Gemma had come into Ipswich town where she had intended to work as a prostitute. The last confirmed sighting of Gemma was near to the BMW garage on West End Road, near to the junction of Handford Road, at 1.15am on Wednesday, November 15.

“Police are appealing for people to come forward who may have information in relation to this inquiry. Calls should be made to the incident room on 01473 613538 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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