Updated: 13/11/17 : 06:44:14
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Missing Irish woman found dead in French park

An Irish woman who had been reported missing in southeast France has been found dead in a public park.

Eimear Noonan, aged 20, was reported missing by her family last week.

Her body was found in a park in Annonay, 100km north of Marseille, on Friday morning, it was revealed today.

A Government official said police believe Ms Noonan’s death was an accident. It is believed she fell into water, where she drowned, having been knocked unconscious.

An autopsy will be carried out on the body today or tomorrow.

Ms Noonan, a teacher, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon when it is understood she was going for a run. Her parents arrived in Annonay with the Irish Consul on Saturday.

Family and friends of the Irishwoman had appealed for information on her whereabouts had started a social media campaign appealing for information.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.