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Body of woman found at Lough Neagh near Randalstown believed to be missing Elizabeth Greer

BY JACK BRENNAN

A body found on the shores of Lough Neagh is believed to be that of a Co Antrim woman reported missing last week.

A PSNI spokesman said officers searching for Ballymena woman Elizabeth Greer were investigating the circumstances of a sudden death.

Police searching for the 46-year-old, who was last seen on the Larne Link road in the town five days ago, discovered the body of a woman close to Randalstown yesterday morning.

Concerns were raised when Ms Greer, who was known to friends and family as Lizzie, failed to return home. Ms Greer's family had been growing increasingly concerned for her safety, as she vanished without a trace.

The body was found at Lough Neagh in Randalstown Forest on Sunday. While police believe that it may be the body of Ms Greer a formal identification has yet to be carried out.

A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the woman's cause of death.

A police spokesman said: "The body has not been formally identified at this stage. Subject to formal identification, police believe this may be missing person Elizabeth Greer."

Ms Greer was last seen walking towards Sainsbury's on Wednesday, January 22. Teams of searchers had been looking for Ms Greer along the banks of the Braid River for the past three days without success.

There has been an outpouring of concern for Ms Greer on social media since her disappearance.

Hundreds of people took to Facebook to spread the news about Ms Greer's disappearance in the hope of finding her safe and well. It is not yet known whether police are treating the death of the woman as suspicious.

In a separate incident, detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. The body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was found in the garden of a house in the Millview Manor area of the town on Sunday morning.

It is not understood at this stage how the man died.

A post mortem examination will also be carried out to determine the cause of his death.

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