Dog walkers discover body of mum who vanished two years ago

·2-min read

The body of mother-of-two who went missing when her family thought she had met her son for a walk has been found - more than two years after she vanished.

Christina Rack, 48, went missing on October 1, 2018, when she left her house in Chorlton, Manchester in the UK.

She was last seen by her daughter Lola at 8.15pm when she left the family home. Police feared she had not taken vital medication as they appealed for information at the time.

On Friday (local time) the team who had investigated Ms Rack's disappearance announced that a body found by dog walkers in April has been identified as hers.

Christina Rack, 48, who went missing on October 1, 2018.
Christina Rack, 48, went missing on October 1, 2018, when she left her house in Chorlton, Manchester. Source: Manchester Evening News/Greater Manchester Police

Detectives are still investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Christina's body was discovered by dog walkers shortly before 12.15pm on Tuesday 13 April, 2021 in the Chorlton Ees area close to the River Mersey.

"Police continue to investigate the circumstances around Christina's death.

"Christina's family wish to thank all those that have supported in the search for Christina since she was reported missing."

Cops sparked a desperate search for Christina when she vanished without a trace after leaving the home she shares with daughter Lola and son Jacob.

The Chorlton Ees area close to the River Mersey (pictured). Source: Source: Manchester Evening News/Greater Manchester Police
Christina's body was discovered in April in the Chorlton Ees area close to the River Mersey (pictured). Source: Source: Manchester Evening News/Greater Manchester Police

Specialist teams searched the area near her home and the nearby Sale Water Park but they found no clues.

Christina had been on the phone to Jacob, who was out walking in Chorlton Meadows area, and she had agreed to meet him and walk the dog when she was last seen.

It was thought she planned to meet him at a bench but she was never seen again.

It is understood the woman left the house without medication she was taking for mental health issues.

Yahoo News UK

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.