Body found in the search for missing Rosie Johnson 

A body has been found in the search for 22-year-old Rosie Johnson, say police. 

Rosie Johnson, from Banchory in Aberdeenshire, went missing on Sunday evening from the PGL Little Canada activity centre in Wootton on the Isle of Wight where she worked.

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed a body had been found and that formal identification procedures were ongoing. Ms Johnson’s family, who are believed to have flown from Scotland to the Isle of Wight to join the search, have been informed. 

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “Officers searching for missing Rosie Johnson on the Isle of Wight have found a body of a woman in Wootton this afternoon.

“Formal identification procedures are ongoing but Rosie’s next of kin have been made aware of the discovery.

“At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The centre for primary school children on the north of the island consists of woodland log cabins and is close to the banks of Wootton Creek, a tidal estuary that flows into the Solent.

Police officers and volunteers from Isle of Wight Search and Rescue, Hampshire Search and Rescue (SAR) and the coastguard have been carrying out extensive searches of the area following her disappearance. 

Ms Johnson is the 22-year-old niece of Daniel Johnson, Scottish Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern. 

People living nearby had been asked to check sheds, boats and outbuildings for Ms Johnson, who it is understood did not have her phone or wallet with her. 

Yesterday, her uncle thanked members of the public for their “support and kind wishes” on social media. 

He said: “Can I thank everyone for their support and kind wishes regarding my niece’s disappearance. The kind thoughts and wishes are much appreciated.” 

Ms Johnson is believed to have graduated from the University of Glasgow last year.

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