BREAKING: Body Found Confirmed as Southampton Med School Grad

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A body found in the sea has been confirmed as missing University of Southampton graduate Dr Rose Polge.

Miss Polge went missing on February 12th mid-way through her shift, and is said to have left a note referring to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, Wessex Scene reported in February. 

A police statement says:

Following formal identification, officers have confirmed the woman’s body recovered from the Dorset coast on Friday 1 April is that of Rose Polge.

Rose’s family have been informed and they request their privacy at this very difficult time.

A women’s body was recovered off the coast of Portland Headland on April 1st, and Dr Polge’s car was discovered in a car park near Anstey’s Cove in Torquay, a shingle beach backed by hillside with thick woodland on February 12th.

It also emerged that she had left a note to loved ones before she disappeared.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said at the time: “We would not speculate on any contents of any note.”

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Wessex Scene will keep you updated as  this story develops. 

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