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  • 28 March 2014, 12:54

Missing Teen Nida Naseer: Police Find Body

Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Nida Naseer have found a body, three months after she went missing from outside her home.

Gwent Police confirmed it had received reports of a body being found in Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve on Thursday.

A spokeswoman said: "Nida's family has been informed that a body has been discovered and we continue to give them support.

"The death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to take place."

Miss Naseer, 19, disappearedafter going to put the bins out at her home in Linton Street in the Pill area of Newport at 8pm on December 28.

The teenagerwas not wearing shoes when she walked outside. She also did not have her phone, money or coat.

Police say her phone has not been used since then.

Nida's family, who are originally from Pakistan, had made repeated pleas for her to come home.

They previously said her disappearance was "totally out of character," particularly since she needed medication which stopped her becoming anaemic.

Her older sister, Shamyla, 23, said she believedNida's disappearance was connected to her studies.

On the night she disappeared Nida had been angry and upset that, despite having good marks at school, she could not receive any funding to go to university as her family are asylum seekers.

Shamyla said she was "shouting and crying".

The Naseer family sought asylum after coming to Britain five years ago, but the application was turned down last year. They are appealing against the decision

Police called off ground searches for the teenager earlier this month.

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