Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Parents’ fear as daughter, 23, vanishes in Guatemala

Catherine Shaw Save Save Catherine Shaw Credit Lucie Blackman Trust
Kenny Thornton | 14 March, 2019, 11:19

An English tourist has been found dead almost a week after she went missing near a Guatemala highland lake popular with travelers, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday.

Shaw, from Witney, England, was last seen before dawn Thursday in the town of San Juan La Laguna, on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

"We are now able to confirm that the body found in the search in Guatemala is that of missing Catherine Shaw", the Lucie Blackman Trust tweeted on Monday.

Shaw had been travelling in the United States and Mexico before she visited a friend in the Lake Atitlan region in southwestern Guatemala.

In a statement released through the trust, Ms Shaw's parents said: 'She has always been really good about keeping in touch and informing us of her whereabouts and activities.

Shaw's friend, Jess Elizabeth, wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Shaw that the backpacker had "no belongings with her, passport, money or mobile phone - they were left at the hostel".

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It later confirmed that the body was Catherine's.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity supporting the famiy, also confirmed the news - saying they "believe" the body is Catherine. It was thought she was going to watch the sunrise.

In a statement, her parents Ann and Tarquin thanked those who helped find her or sent messages of support. Catherine's family have been informed. "She died doing what she loved".

A hand drum, known as a hang, previously reported to be in Shaw's possession, was left behind and has been located, the trust added.

The trust has received many sightings of female travellers matching Ms Shaw's description, and it has become clear that there are at least three travellers similar to her hiking in the area. The search crew then employed drones to scour the area where the dog was found near a volcano called Indian Nose.

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