A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body, believed to be that of a missing woman, at a house in Northampton. India Chipchase, 20, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday (30 January) in the Bridge Street area of the town.
Enquiries taking place as part of the search for Chipchase led officers to the property in Stanley Road, St James, where the body of a woman was found. Formal identification has yet to take place but Chipchase's family have been informed of the discovery.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at the Criminal Justice Centre. A post-mortem examination is expected to take place at Leicester Royal Infirmary at 1 February.
The Collingtree, a restaurant where Chipcase worked, issued a statement via Facebook saying their "hearts are broken" over the loss of their college. It added: "Our tears are flowing a steady stream for the loss of our colleague, Friend, loved one, little smile machine who will be greatly missed by all that worked with you or had the privilege to be served by you.
"You were a joy to work with nothing ever being too much trouble, always gave without expectation, you bought joy to so many. Your infectious smile and humour will be sorely missed. So much love out there for you little lady it would make you smile."