Officers searching for missing Charlotte Burch on the Isle of Wight have found the body of a woman in Merstone.
Police said formal identification procedures are ongoing, but the family of the 44-year-old have been informed of the discovery.
At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious and police are preparing a file for the coroner.
Charlotte went missing from St Mary's Hospital in Newport on Wednesday (9 January).
Police say Charlotte's family and their officers would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported their appeal over the last few days.