Remains of Brit woman, 79, missing over a month found as skull spotted in Cyprus

The remains of a 79-year-old British woman who has been missing for over a month have been found by a farmer in Cyprus, police have confirmed.

Cypriot police said that the skull and bones found by the farmer near Yeroskipou, a coastal village, came from Ann Naisbitt, who was reported missing from her Paphos home in early April.

Investigators who made the chilling discovery on Monday (May 16) also found clothing and a silver necklace with a heart pendant at the site.

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These items, plus a cross-referencing with missing persons records from the last 10 years, helped identify the remains, The Mirror reports.

They said that Ann, who was diagnosed with dementia, had gone missing around a year ago as well, but was quickly found.

Condolences for Ann’s family came from across the island shortly after the tragic news broke.

A page called “Ask Anything Cyprus” wrote: "It is with great sadness we report that the missing lady Ann Nesbitt has now been found.

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"May she Rest in Peace and our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends. Thank you to everyone on here who took the time to help the family and search for her over these past weeks."

One person, Bejay Browne, responded to the post, writing: "My thought's are with Ann's family and friends. We had all so been hoping she would be found alive, hadn't we? RIP."

Val Elsdon, claiming to be a close friend, wrote: "Such sad news. I knew Ann from 10-pin bowling every Thursday… always smiling. My heart goes out to her son and all the family."

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Ann isn’t the only Brit in the region who has been missing.

Susan Hart, 75, vanished without a trace off the secluded island of Telendos, in Greece.

Officials launched an extensive search for the mum, aided by volunteers and the coast guard, as well as three daughters, Bethan from Canada, Ella 43, from London and Ruth, 45, who flew in from Australia.


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