A post mortem carried out on a body pulled out of the sea in Tenerife, which police believe could be missing Lincolnshire woman Amy Gerard, has proved inconclusive.
As previously reported, police said they were ‘keeping all lines of enquiries open’ after a body was found during the search for killer whale trainer Amy Gerard from Cleethorpes.
Forensic experts failed to find the cause of death or establish the identity of the woman pulled out of the sea.
However, a police source said “assuming the dead woman is Amy which is probably the case, all lines of inquiry remain open.”
The state of the body was in after five days being swept by waves into rocks is thought to have hindered the examination after an autopsy was carried out at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Santa Cruz.
The body was found off Tenerife near the spot where the 28-year-old from Cleethorpes disappeared last Thursday after leaving an Irish pub in the town called Molly Malone.
She left just after midnight with her boyfriend Dennis Kissling, but was not seen again after they went their separate ways.
It is understood that DNA tests will confirm whether or not the body is hers, but investigators have not specified how long they will take to come back.
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A police source said: “Assuming the dead woman is Amy which is probably the case, all lines of inquiry remain open, including the line of investigation of gender violence, the line of investigation of an accidental death, the line of investigation of a violent crime such as a mugging and the line of investigation of the death being the result of a suicide.
“All these lines of inquiry remain open.”