A 46-year-old man remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman from the Ford area of Shropshire.
A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of Natalie Dean’s body in the River Severn outside Llanidloes at 4pm on Sunday.
The 34-year-old’s family has paid tribute to her, saying:
“We are distraught by the loss of our daughter and sister Natalie Dean, and she will be missed by us all.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support at this horrific time. It has meant a lot to the whole family.
“We would now like time to grieve and would ask to be given privacy in which to do so.
“As a family, we encourage members of the public to support the police and contact if you have any information of relevance.”
Appeal for Information
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen, or has dashcam footage of, a man and a woman in Llanidloes, or on the A470 between Llanidloes and Dolwen, on Saturday or Sunday.
The woman is described as white, 5ft 4ins, of small build, with very long dreadlocks, which were past her waist. She was wearing a grey coloured top, dark trousers and white trainers.
The man is described as white, approximately 6ft, of stocky build with dreadlocks in his hair and a dark coloured bandana.
He was wearing a short sleeve, high vis-style jacket, T-shirt, shorts and light-coloured trainers, and had a black bag with a single strap.
He had a small, dark-coloured dog with him.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to get in touch through the dedicated website: https://bit.ly/DPPPublicPortal