Avon and Somerset Police confirmed, that whilst no formal identification had been made, next of kin had been informed.
It comes after a major search last night following the discovery of a missing woman’s car at Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth.
Police and coastguard crews were tasked to the search for a missing 33 year old from Yeovil.
Her car had been located near bowleaze early in the evening and a coastguard helicopter was seen scanning the area nearby.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re sorry to confirm that a search for a missing woman from Yeovil has led to the discovery of a body near Bowleaze Cove, Dorset.
“While there’s not yet been any formal identification, the next of kin have been informed and are being supported, and our thoughts are with them.”null
Dorset Police has now taken the lead in the investigation.