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Body found during search for woman missing in Ochil Hills

Alison Fox became lost in the hills near Menstrie on Thursday.

Searchers were looking for the missing walker in the Ochil Hills (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Searchers were looking for the missing walker in the Ochil Hills (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The body of a woman has been found during the search for a missing hillwalker.

Police and mountain rescuers had been searching the Ochil Hills for Alison Fox after the 51-year-old from Alloa, Clackmannanshire, became lost in the hills near Menstrie on Thursday.

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Alison Fox has not been seen since Thursday near Menstrie (Police Scotland/PA)

The body was recovered near Dunyat Farm at around 2.15pm on Friday, police in Forth Valley confirmed.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, officers said.

A spokesman said: “No formal identification has taken place at this time, however Alison’s family are being informed.”

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