We can now sadly confirm that the body found in the Forest of Bowland is that of Katie Kenyon.
Police found Katie on Friday following extensive searches and she has now been formally identified as the missing Padiham mum, 33.
Our thoughts remain with Katie’s family and loved ones at this difficult time. The family continues to be supported by specially trained officers.
A Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday and the cause of death was given as head injuries.
We would like to thank, once again, all those who helped during the search for Katie.
Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road in Burnley has appeared in court charged with Katie’s murder and will be face trial in November.