The family of missing Wetherby woman Megan Roberts have been informed by police that a body has been found in the River Ouse at Acaster Malbis.
North Yorkshire Police were called to the river at 3.27pm yesterday after being alerted by someone walking in the area near to the Ship Inn.
A force spokesman said: “Formal identification has not yet been completed, therefore we cannot confirm the identity of the deceased at this stage.”
The York St John university student went missing during a night out with friends in York in January.
Since the former Wetherby High School pupil’s disappearance police have led extensive searches of the river and friends have lit candles to help “bring her home”.