Horror find after mum vanished while picking up her daughter

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Police believe they have found the body of a missing 21-year-old woman who disappeared after she picked her daughter up from her former partner's house.

On Sunday evening, South Australia Police said officers were called to Martin Street at Bute, after a person was found deceased.

"The deceased person has yet to be formally identified however it is believed to be that of missing woman Charlene Warrior, 21," SA Police said.

"Detectives are investigating the cause of her death."

Police believe they have found the body of missing 21-year-old mother, Charlene Warrior. Source: 7News
Police believe they have found the body of missing 21-year-old mother, Charlene Warrior. Source: 7News

Ms Warrior was last seen on September 18, when she went to pick up her one-year-old daughter from her ex-partner's house in Bute on the Yorke Peninsula following a scheduled visit.

During the time she was missing, Ms Warrior had not been in contact with her family.

Her sister, Theresa Newchurch, told 7News there was no way the 21-year-old would leave her daughter, who was her "world".

“There’s no type of way she would leave her daughter,” Ms Newchurch said.

“She loves her daughter more than life itself. Her daughter is her world.”

Ms Warrior's baby is reportedly safe.

Charlene Warrior had been missing since September 18. Source: South Australia Police
Charlene Warrior had been missing since September 18. Source: South Australia Police

A Bute neighbour said they heard someone screaming and sobbing earlier this week from a property at around midnight.

"I heard her screaming, incoherently. Screaming at the top of her voice, sobbing,” neighbour Cheryl Sawley told 7News.

“Someone was with her trying to calm her down, but she was screaming.”

Police, alongside volunteers fro the State Emergency Service and Country Fire Service, were all part of the extensive search for Ms Warrior.

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