POLICE searching for a missing Clacton woman have found a body.

Natalie Piner, 36, of Meredith Road, was last seen by her husband at their home on Saturday, December 8.

She left in a black Mercedes C180.

At 4.30pm Wednesday, police received reports a woman's body was inside a black Mercedes in a residential car park off Marine Parade East, Clacton.

Police and paramedics attended the scene but she was pronounced dead.

A formal identification has yet to be made but an Essex Police spokesman said they believed the body was that of Mrs Piner's.