A man has been arrested over the murder of a woman who went missing in St Helens over the weekend.
Angela Edwards, 38, was last seen alive on Friday.
A body was found 24 hours later in undergrowth on land near to Sutton Brook.
Although the body has not been formally identified, initial examinations have confirmed that the woman found is of a similar age to Angela.
Police have cordoned off the area to allow forensic examinations.
Officers are also conducting house to house enquiries and examining CCTV of the area.
The 38-year-old man arrested is currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information that could help the police investigation is asked to call 0151 777 6811 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.