After three days of searching, often in atrocious weather conditions, a body found near Randalstown was yesterday confirmed as missing Ballymena woman Elizabeth Greer.
Elizabeth went missing last Wednesday. The 46-year-old, well known to hundreds of Ballymena people in her role as an employee at the local Tesco filling station, had last been seen in the vicinity of the Sainsbury’s store, next to the River Braid.
Extensive searches were carried out from Thursday morning onwards. Police were assisted by volunteers from the Community Rescue Service.
Appeals carried on the Ballymena Times website were shared by many users, all of them hoping that “Lizzie” would be found safely.
However, hopes were dashed early on Sunday afternoon with the discovery of a body at Lough Neagh, near Randalstown.
Police say a post-mortem will be held into what they describe as the “sudden death of a woman”.
Yesterday, police thanked the public for their help and support in the search for Elizabeth, particularly in sharing social media appeals for information.
Those officers who had been with Elizabeth’s family over the last few days also expressed their condolences.