Police in the UK have confirmed that a body found in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday evening is that of missing 13-year-old Amber Peat.
Nottinghamshire police have also confirmed the cause of death to the young girl was suicide by hanging. Police Superintendent Matthew McFarlane made a statement regarding the tragic news. Mr MacFarlane said Amber was sadly discovered by two police officers searching an area off Westfield Lane which is thought to be less than a mile from her home. Mr MacFarlane told the British press that Amber’s body was out of sight and would not have been seen by anyone nearby. Supt McFarlane added: “Sadly this was not the outcome that any of us were hoping for. “Amber’s mum and stepdad, Kelly and Danny, would like to say that they were particularly touched by the amazing support they received from the community.”
Amber had been reported missing after she left her home at approximately 5.30pm on Saturday evening after a “minor disagreement” over chores.
It is believed that 400 officers took part in the search, and detectives said they are not treating Amber’s death as suspicious. Meanwhile Amber’s heartbroken parents Kelly and Danny Peat released a brief statement regarding the tradegy, they said: “She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family. “We will always be grateful for our last family holiday with our beautiful daughter. We will always miss her.”
Amber’s parents say she walked out after refusing to clean a cool box used to store food on their holiday.