Mum-of-two, 48, missing since October 2018 found dead in woodland near river

Mum-of-two, 48, missing since October 2018 found dead in woodland near river

The body of a mum-of-two who went missing more than two years ago has been found, police said.

Christina Rack, 48, was last seen by her daughter when she left the family home in Manchester on October 1, 2018.

Police said her body was found by dog walkers on a nature reserve in the Chorlton area of the city, near the river Mersey, on April 13.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said on Friday: “Police continue to investigate the circumstances around Christina’s death.

“Christina’s family wish to thank all those that have supported in the search for Christina since she was reported missing.”

After her disappearance, police officers searched Sale Water Park and the surrounding area as part of the investigation.

Christina was understood to suffer with mental health problems and she left her home without her medication.

Her family believed she was intending to meet her son for a walk in woodland at Chorlton Meadows, it was said.

Shortly after she disappeared, her brother Martin said: “There was nothing to suspect that she was going to disappear.

“There was no issue, no argument within the family which had come to a head.

“She had mental health issues and had been on medication and there was some indication the week before that she was getting a bit anxious.”

GMP’s statement added: “Christina Rack, who went missing on 1 October 2018, has sadly been found deceased in the Chorlton area of Manchester.

“Her body was discovered by dog walkers shortly before 12.15pm on Tuesday 13 April, 2021 in the Chorlton Ees area close to the River Mersey.”

Detectives are urging anyone with information to get in touch, quoting Operation Darwent.