Formal identification has now taken place in connection with the suspected murder of a woman from Exeter, police say.
Devon and Cornwall Police said Lorraine’s family has been kept informed of the updates and are being supported by trained officers.
The family has continued to ask for their privacy to be respected.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Formal identification has now taken place in connection with the suspected murder of a woman from Exeter.
The spokesperson added: “The family of Lorraine has been kept informed of these updates and are being supported by trained liaison officers.
Officers also searched an area of woodland in Newton St Cyres, and police divers were last week seen in the River Exe, close to the city centre.
- Christopher Mayer, aged 22, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday, October 8.
- Police said five other men, aged 43, 22, 30, 33 and 71, have all been released on bail until Wednesday, October 7.