Missing British grandmother found dead in French Alps

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Missing British grandmother found dead in French Alps


The body of a missing British grandmother has been found 10 days after she went missing in the French Alps.

Carol Sheridan, 73, was found by local police on Wednesday in the town of Habère-Poche in the Rhone-Alpes region.

Retired teacher and great-grandmother Carol was last seen leaving for her daily walk in the afternoon on Sunday 27 October and had not been in contact with friends or family since.

According to thelocal.fr, Ms Sheridan's grandson Simon said: "I am very sad to announce that French authorities recovered Carol's body this morning, near to where her car was found a few days ago.

"There are no further details from the police at the moment."

Ms Sheridan, a grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of four, moved to the Haute-Savoie region of France two years ago from her home in Driffield, East Yorks, after retiring.

According to the Liverpool Echo, she often went for long hikes alone in the mountains, taking her black Fiat Panda to a remote mountain pass.

Her daughter, Fiona Conyers, lives in New Zealand but spoke to her mum every day. She co-ordinated a poster campaign in search for her.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, her grandson Simon added: "Carol was an amazing woman who lived an amazing life. She was dearly loved by many and will be hugely missed by all of us. Personally, I am taking some comfort in that her last moments were spent doing something she loved."

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