Mother of two Katie Kenyon died of head injuries, police have said when they confirmed that a body found in a forest is hers.
The 33-year-old from Padiham, Burnley, was found last Friday after “extensive searches” in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire said Constabulary, and has now been formally identified.
She was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 22nd.
“An interior ministry autopsy was performed yesterday and the cause of death was listed as head injuries,” the force added in a statement Sunday.
“Our thoughts remain with Katie’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. The family continues to be supported by our specially trained officers.”
Andrew Burfield, 50, appeared in Preston Crown Court via video link from HMP Preston on Friday, accused of Ms Kenyon’s murder.
Burfield from Burnley spoke only to confirm his identity during the seven-minute hearing.
He was remanded in custody and the trial date was set for November 14.