Missing woman found dead on train line
PUBLISHED: 10:51 26 October 2011
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A WOMAN who went missing from a Somerset town earlier this week has been found dead on a railway line, the Mercury understands.
Edith Batten, aged 79, went missing from her home in Highbridge at 11am on Sunday.
A body found beside the line at Dunball foot crossing, Bridgwater, is believed to be her, according to a local source.
Police closed the line and preserved the scene overnight to carry out a daylight search of the area.
Trains were suspended last night when the body was found but have now returned to normal service.
The investigation is ongoing.