Esther Dingley’s body was discovered near where a partner discovered a bone in the Pyrenees.

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Esther Dingley’s body was discovered near where a partner discovered a bone in the Pyrenees.

Esther Dingley, a British hiker who went missing in the Pyrenees, was discovered by her partner near the spot where a bone was discovered two weeks ago.

Ms Dingley, 37, was last seen on November 22 while trekking alone in the highlands near the Spanish-French border.

Daniel Colegate discovered her body and equipment together on Monday afternoon, according to the LBT Global charity.

“A team of forensic professionals, as well as mountain rescue workers, were dispatched to the spot in order to catalog the scene and recover Esther,” according to a statement.

“At this point, given the location and other early evidence, an accident appears to be the most plausible scenario. A thorough inquiry into the circumstances behind this tragedy is under underway.

“The family is eternally grateful for the work of the police units involved, as well as their dedication to learning the truth about Esther’s death.

“LBT Global is assisting Daniel and Esther’s mother, Ria, as they process this information.”

Mr. Colegate and Ms. Dingley met at Oxford University and lived in Durham before embarking on a six-year journey across Europe in a campervan.

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