Remains identified as missing woman Hazel Nairn

Police say that the remains of a body recovered from the River Don last month have been formally identified as Hazel Nairn.

The 71-year-old had been missing since 2022 and was last seen near Monymusk on November 18 that year.

She had been swept away whilst out walking her dog.

Severe flood warnings were in place at the time, with the Kintore area among the worst hit when the river burst its banks.

A huge search involving police, coastguard teams and the local community was quickly launched.

Her body was found near Kemney, Inverurie on May 7.

Police say her family have been informed and that her death is not being treated as suspicious.

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