DNA testing confirms Tenerife physique is lacking British lady

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The household of a British lady discovered useless off the coast of Tenerife are “heartbroken” after DNA testing confirmed the physique was hers.

Amy Louise Gerard’s physique was discovered floating within the sea close to the Spanish island by police on four December after she went lacking 4 days earlier than.

Native police informed Sky Information the physique was badly deteriorated they usually had been having problem even figuring out whether or not it was male or feminine.

They believed it was the 28-year-old however DNA testing has now confirmed it was Ms Gerard.

An announcement from her household mentioned: “The DNA outcomes verify our worst nightmare and we’re all heartbroken that Amy is now not with us.

“The police investigation is ongoing and there’s no additional info to share right now.”

Ms Gerard was reported lacking after she was final seen standing exterior Irish bar Molly Malone’s in Puerto de la Cruz at about 12.20am on 30 November.

Her household, together with her mom Julie and sister Chloe, flew out to the Spanish island to assist discover her.

Initially from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Ms Gerard had labored as an animal coach at Tenerife’s Loro Parque theme park since 2016.

Matthew Searle, head of the Lucie Blackman Belief which helps the households of lacking British individuals overseas, mentioned: “That is the worst information for the household simply earlier than Christmas.

“The ideas of all of us right here on the charity are with Amy’s household and we proceed to assist them.”