Hampshire Police says a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Louise Smith who disappeared on VE day.
Louise Smith disappeared on VE day
DETECTIVES searching for a teenager who has been missing since VE Day have confirmed that her body has been found. Hampshire police said that a body found in woodland in Havant, Hampshire, on Thursday is that of 16-year-old Louise Smith.
The teenager, from the Leigh Park area, was reported missing on May 8. In an update on Saturday evening, police said formal identification procedures had been completed, with Louise’s family being informed and supported by specialist officers.
Friends of the teenager, whose death police had previously said was being treated as suspicious, have spoken of their devastation.