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Megan Roberts: Student's Body Found In River
A body found in a river is that of student Megan Roberts who went missing in York about six weeks ago.
Miss Roberts, who studied at York St John University, disappeared during a night out with friends in January.
Police believe the 20-year-old woman, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, became separated from friends while drunk and fell into the River Ouse near Lendal Bridge.
A pedestrian reported the sighting of the body on Sunday afternoon in the Ouse near a pub in Acaster Malbis, five miles south of York.
Her mother Jackie Roberts said: "We would like to thank the police, fire service, and the public that have been involved in the search for Megan.
"We would also like to thank everyone who has offered support and comfort during this painful time.
"Megan was an intelligent, talented and beautiful person whose kindness and sense of humour will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her."
In a separate statement, her father Jason said: "We would like to thank the police, fire service and the public who have been involved in the search for Megan.
"Megan was a wonderful, kind and loving daughter who will be missed by many."
Miss Roberts was last seen on CCTV on the corner of Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge at about 2.20am on January 23.
A week later her mother explained the disappearance of her "beautiful daughter" as "a tragic run of events with no one to blame".
A Facebook page, Help Find Megan Roberts, was set up to aid the search and attracted 8,535 followers.
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