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WorldMissing British backpacker found dead in Guatemala

00:40  12 march  2019
00:40  12 march  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Gene Charles Bristow found guilty of abduction and rape of European backpacker

Gene Charles Bristow found guilty of abduction and rape of European backpacker A South Australian man is found guilty of kidnapping and raping a European backpacker in February 2017. Gene Charles Bristow, 54, stood trial in Adelaide's District Court charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape and indecent assault. The court heard he held the 24-year-old woman captive in an old pig shed on his farm at Meningie for two days. The jury took three hours to find him guilty of all charges. During the trial, the jury heard Bristow lured the backpacker to his Meningie property, south-east of Adelaide, by responding to an advertisement she posted on the website Gumtree looking for farm work.

The 23-year-old from Oxfordshire was reported missing on March 5 and had been travelling since September last year.

The body of a missing British tourist who vanished in Guatemala has been found . Eduardo Smith, an official from the British embassy in Guatemala , said a representative was due to travel to the area today. Mr Smith said: ‘Staff from the embassy are currently helping the family after we received the

A young British backpacker who disappeared in Guatemala has been found dead.

Missing British backpacker found dead in Guatemala© Other Catherine Shaw had been travelling in Guatemala. Pic: Lucie Blackman Trust

Catherine Shaw, 23, was last seen in the Central American country in the early hours of 5 March and was reported missing later that day.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, which has been supporting Ms Shaw's family, said it was "saddened to announce" a body had been found on Monday.

"We are now able to confirm that the body found in the search in Guatemala is that of missing Catherine Shaw," the trust said.

"Thank you to everyone who has helped in the search. Our thoughts are with Catherine's family, who we will continue to support as they need."

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Police in Guatemala said they had a launched a criminal investigation into Ms Shaw's death.

Ms Shaw, from Witney near Oxford, had been staying in the Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala with a friend at the time of her disappearance.

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The Facebook page set up to find her said she had left the Eco Hotel in Mayachik with a puppy shortly before 5.30am on 5 March.

The animal was found alive "shivering and crying" on Friday morning at the highest lookout of Indian Nose, a volcano overlooking Lake Atitlan.

A major search involving drones, a helicopter and a dive team was launched in effort to find Ms Shaw.

Her jacket was found on a mountain trail, reportedly about two miles from where Ms Shaw was last seen.

Her body was then discovered at the top of El Naudiz in San Juan La Laguna, according to the Facebook appeal page.

Ms Shaw's parents Ann and Tarquin had issued a heartfelt plea to find their daughter following her disappearance, saying they had been "desperately worried" since she went missing.

Missing British backpacker found dead in Guatemala© Other Authorities found Ms Shaw's body on Monday. Pic: PNC Guatemala

"She has always been really good about keeping in touch and informing us of her whereabouts and activities," they said in a statement.

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Backpacker Catherine Shaw, 23, from Witney, Oxfordshire, had been travelling through a mountainous region of the Central American country. Fears were growing last night for a young British woman who has been missing for nearly a week in Guatemala .

"So this is unusual behaviour which gives us great concern for her safety. Please help us to find her."

In a video released by the trust, Ms Shaw's mother urged her to get in touch, while her father described his daughter as of "slim build, and about 5ft 7in tall".

"Your friends, your family are all really worried about you, please come home sweetheart," he added.

Matthew Searle, chief executive of the Lucie Blackman Trust, had stressed how the "first few days are vitally important" because those who may have seen something could still be in the area.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of a British woman reported missing in Guatemala and are in contact with the local authorities."

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