DETECTIVES investigating the murder of missing Dudley woman Julia Rawson have found a body.

The discovery was made in the Tipton area on Wednesday (June 12) by specialist officers who have been searching for the 42-year-old.

Formal identification of the body is taking place and a post-mortem will be held in due course, a spokesman for West Midlands Police said.

Two men have been charged with murdering Julia, who has been missing from her home since May 12, and both have been remanded in custody.