Body of mother-of-two, 48, is found in nature reserve by dog walkers two years after she disappeared


Body of mother-of-two, 48, is found in nature reserve by dog walkers two years after she disappeared – as police launch fresh appeal for information

  • Christina Rack, 48, disappeared in 2018, when she left her house in Manchester
  • Ms Rack was last seen by her daughter at 8.15pm when she left the family home
  • Police feared she had not taken her medication as they appealed for information
  • Police said today body found by dog walkers in April has been identified as hers

The body of a mother of two who went missing when her family thought she had met her son for a walk has been found – more than two years after she vanished.

Christina Rack, 48, disappeared on October 1, 2018, when she left her house in Chorlton, Manchester.

She was last seen by her daughter at 8.15pm when she left the family home and police feared she had not taken vital medication as they appealed for information.

Today, officers probing her disappearance said a body found by dog walkers in April has been identified as Ms Rack’s.

Detectives are still investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Christina Rack, 48, disappeared on October 1, 2018, when she left her house in Chorlton, Manchester

She was last seen by her daughter at 8.15pm when she left the family home and police feared she had not taken vital medication as they appealed for information. Pictured: Ms Rack's sister Elizabeth (left) and parents Judith and Henry

She was last seen by her daughter at 8.15pm when she left the family home and police feared she had not taken vital medication as they appealed for information. Pictured: Ms Rack’s sister Elizabeth (left) and parents Judith and Henry

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Her body was discovered by dog walkers shortly before 12.15pm on Tuesday 13 April, 2021 in the Chorlton Ees area close to the River Mersey.

‘Police continue to investigate the circumstances around Christina’s death.

‘Christina’s family wish to thank all those that have supported in the search for Christina since she was reported missing.

Today, officers probing her disappearance said a body found by dog walkers in April has been identified as Ms Rack's (pictured)

Today, officers probing her disappearance said a body found by dog walkers in April has been identified as Ms Rack’s (pictured)

‘If anyone has any information concerning Christina’s disappearance, please call 0161 856 973 quoting Operation Darwent.’

Police sparked a desperate search for Ms Rack when she vanished without a trace after leaving the home she shares with daughter Lola and son Jacob.

Specialist teams searched the area near her home, Chorlton Meadows, and the nearby Sale Water Park but they found no clues.

She had been on the phone to her son, who was out walking in the area and she had agreed to go out and meet him and walk the dog when she was last seen.

It was thought she planned to meet him at a bench but she was tragically never seen again.

It is understood Christina left the house without the medication she was taking for mental health issues.

Detectives are still investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward

Detectives are still investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward

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