The body of a woman has been found in the hunt for a missing woman in Aberdeenshire.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, the body of a woman was found in a secluded area near the village of Tarves by officers searching for 51-year-old Ruth Watt.
Ms Watt was last seen on nearby Mackie Avenue shortly after noon. 16 on 21 June.
She was thought to have driven her “distinctive” blue Suzuki Ignis.
Police Scotland said the formal identification is not yet taking place but her family has been informed.
The death is not treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Attorney General. said the force.