Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, says her thoughts are with the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod after police launched a murder investigation following her disappearance in Plymouth.
Bobbi-Anne was reported missing to police on Saturday 20 November after she failed to meet with friends in Plymouth.
Police Officers & Staff have been engaged in enquiries with members of the public and completing searches since concerns for Bobbi-Anne were first reported.
Sadly, yesterday the body of a woman was located near Bovisand, South Hams during searches by police officers. These searches were carried out following information received by police.
Commissioner Hernandez said: "This news is absolutely devastating and all of our thoughts are with the family and friends of 18-year-old Bobbi-Anne McLeod.
"I am liaising with the Chief Constable to better understand the circumstances of what has happened.
"Plymouth has experienced too much tragedy lately and anyone who needs help can access Victim Support by calling 08 08 16 89 111 or visiting victimsupport.org.uk.
"Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police on 101, email email@example.com or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111."
Formal identification has yet to be carried out but the family of Bobbi-Anne McLeod have been informed of this development and are being supported by investigators.
Two men, aged 24 and 26 from Plymouth have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody at this time.
Enquiries remain ongoing in relation to this matter and anyone with information which may assist the ongoing investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 706 22/11/21.