Katie Kenyon: Mourners pay respects to missing mother-of-two found dead in Forest of Bowland | UK News

Katie Kenyon: Mourners pay respects to missing mother-of-two found dead in Forest of Bowland | UK News


Hundreds of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to mother-of-two Katie Kenyon, whose body was found a week after she went missing.

Many wore the 33-year-old’s favourite colour purple for the funeral service held in her home town of Padiham, Lancashire.

A carriage, drawn by two white horses adorned with purple plumes, led the cortege to the church.

Mourners arrive for the funeral of murdered mother of two Katie Kenyon, whose body was found in the Forest of Gisburn, six days after she went missing, at St Leonard's Church, Padiham, near Burnley in Lancashire. Picture date: Friday May 20, 2022.

On top of the hearse were floral tributes to “Katie” and “Mum”.

Purple balloons were also attached outside the town centre church.

The ceremony was followed by a private burial service.

A horse drawn hearse arrives for the funeral of murdered mother of two Katie Kenyon, whose body was found in the Forest of Gisburn, six days after she went missing, at St Leonard's Church, Padiham, near Burnley in Lancashire. Picture date: Friday May 20, 2022.

Ms Kenyon was last seen at around 9.30am on 22 April, when it is thought she travelled in a silver Ford Transit van which left Burnley towards the Bolton-by-Bowland area of Lancashire.

Undated handout photo issued by Lancashire Police of Katie Kenyon. A man is under arrest as police hunt the whereabouts of the missing woman. Kenyon, 33, has not been seen by her worried family since last Friday morning, Lancashire Police said. The force said a man, aged 50, from Burnley has been arrested in connection with their investigation and is currently helping police with inquiries. Issue date: Sunday April 24, 2022.
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Ms Kenyon died of head injuries

Police said officers discovered a body on the evening of 29 April in an area of the Forest of Bowland after receiving fresh information over the whereabouts of Ms Kenyon.

A subsequent post-mortem examination found she died of head injuries.

A 50-year-old Burnley man has appeared in court charged with her murder and faces trial in November.



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Author: Shirley