Skull Belongs To British Woman, 79, Who Was Missing For A Month, Say Cops

Police in Cyprus have announced today, Wednesday, that a skull that was found in a riverbed belongs to a 79-year-old British woman who was reported missing over a month ago.

Picture shows Briton Ann Naisbitt, 79, undated. She disappeared from her residence in Paphos, Cypros on Monday, April 3, 2023 and her skull was found in Koloni area, Cyprus on Sunday, May 14, 2023. (Newsflash)

Ann Naisbitt, from the UK, had been missing from her home in Paphos since 3rd April, with the skull then being found in a riverbed in the village of Koloni, near Yeroskipou.

Genetic testing was completed on Tuesday, with the police confirming today that the remains belong to Naisbitt.

The police said that Naisbitt had health issues and had gone missing before but had been located in the area a few days later. She went missing in March but was found by her son, according to local media.

Human bones were also reportedly recovered on Monday near the location where a livestock farmer reportedly found the skull on Sunday, at around 10am.

The police said that they had also found clothing and a silver necklace with a heart pendant.

Naisbitt, who reportedly suffered from dementia, lived in Paphos with her son Lee.

Police spokesperson Christos Andreou told local media that the belongings had been identified by a family member as those of the missing OAP.

The police have opened an investigation in a bid to rule out foul play, according to local media.