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Body of woman found on Black Isle beach formally identified

By Louise Glen

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Incident update.
Incident update.

The body of a woman found on the Black Isle has been formally identified.

The woman was discovered on the shoreline near Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club during the morning of Saturday, January 30.

She has now been identified as a Romanian national who was subsequently reported missing in March.

It is understood that the woman's name is Marilena-Maria Maftei.

The 33-year-old who was last seen in Inverness on January 19.

A police spokeswoman confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Craig Still said: "Our thoughts are with the woman's family and friends at this time.

"They have been fully updated by our officers and ask for privacy at this time.

"I want to take the opportunity to thank everybody who came forward with information or who helped our enquiries in any way in the weeks since she was found."

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