Update: Lincolnshire Police have today officially confirmed the body of a woman found at Sixhills near Market Rasen is that of 83-year-old Marion 'Mary' Scott.
This follows a post mortem examination that showed the cause of death as natural causes.
The body of a woman found near Market Rasen is that of missing pensioner Marion 'Mary' Scott,83, her grandson has confirmed.
Lincolnshire Police confirmed that a woman had been found dead at about 1.30pm on Monday on land in the Sixhills area.
This message from grandson Alex Stork has been posted on Caistor ward West Lindsey councillor Alan Caine's blog: "I can confirm the sad news that my Grandma, Mary Scott was found today (January 7), passed away.
"I believe this news is already public but would like to confirm the speculations.
"On behalf of the family I would like to once again thank everybody sincerely for their efforts and support over the last week and a half.
"The way the community has come together has been phenomenal. It has been fitting for a phenomenal lady.
"R.I.P. Wife, Mother, Grandmother & friend - Mary Scott xxx."
Mrs Scott, who was known as Mary, went missing from her home in Acre Close, Market Rasen, on December 27.
Police spokesman James Newall said a Home Office pathologist is due to perform a post mortem examination on Wednesday, with formal identification to follow on Thursday.