THE SEARCH of an Irish woman who went missing in the US has been stood down after her body was recovered from a lake.
Sinead Lyons, 41, had been out walking her German Shepherd Flossie in New Hampshire on March 11th when she first disappeared.
It is now believed she fell into a lake close to where she had been walking with her dog.
New Hampshire State Police confirmed that her body had been found in Ossipee Lake at approximately 2pm on Friday, March 26th.
Lyons was found by someone from New Hampshire Fish and Game following a coordinated search.
Her remains were subsequently identified by the Office of the New Hampshire Medical Examiner.
Police first received information from the Lowell, Massachusetts Police Department regarding Lyons’s disappearance on Sunday, March 14th, 2021.
A search of the local area followed, during which the 41-year-old's car was found in the region of the Ossipee Lake.
New Hampshire State Police have thanked the public “for providing information leading to her discovery and to our partners in public safety who assisted in several coordinated searches”.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this, my beautiful big sister has been found along with Flossie. They have both...
Sinead’s younger sister Sandra, who led the search for her sibling, confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post.
Sandra wrote that it was with a “heavy heart” that she had to confirm her sister had “sadly died” and was now “shining down on us all from the nights sky”.
“We would like to thank the officers of New Hampshire State Police and for those that worked alongside them to find my big sis,” she added.
"Sinéad I love you, your light will never be dimmed, your laughter and joy will never be forgotten."