Woman found dead on Essex beach named

A woman who was found dead on an Essex beach has been named.

Her body was found in mid-February on Grays Beach. The woman has been named as Manijah Thomas from Grays.

Police were called after concerns were raised over the 58-year-old’s welfare. Her body was found later on the beach. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A postmortem examination confirmed Manijah died from drowning.

Essex Police have confirmed her death is not treated as suspicious.

Police also found another body of a man on the beach on the same day. However they believe the deaths are not linked.

The man was named as Elvis Iliev. The 28-year-old had died after jumping from the QE2 Bridge five weeks before the two bodies were found.