Body of missing woman who ran into sea at Brighton beach found further along coast

The body of a woman who has not been seen since she ran into the sea at Brighton has been found further along the coast.

A huge hunt was launched for Joanna Brown, of Ewart Street, Hanover, Brighton, who vanished after running into the sea at 2am on December 21.

Miss Brown, 36, was strolling along the shore with a friend when she ran into the waves.

It was very windy and despite huge search efforts she was not found until December 28 at 8am when her body washed onto the beach at Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford.

A member of the public alerted police, who identified missing Miss Brown. 

A Sussex Police statement said: “A member of the public discovered the body of a woman on the beach at Cuckmere Haven.

“The body has now been identified as that of 36-year-old Joanna Brown, of Ewart Street, Brighton, who had not been seen since she ran into the sea at the beach in Brighton.

“Her reason for running into the water is still not clear, but her death is not being treated as suspicious and the Brighton and Hove coroner's officer is continuing enquiries.”

The Argus would like to pay tribute to Miss Brown.

Please email Anna Roberts.

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6:18pm Thu 2 Jan 14

deccyboy says...

was involved in the search! glad she's finally been found.
was involved in the search! glad she's finally been found. deccyboy

6:27pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Farouche says...

Very sad indeed. Glad she has been found.
What a strange, haunting story - her suddenly running in to the sea whilst chatting to her friend. It's like some existential novel. I think this little story tells us something about the complexity of being human.

I hope she has some peace, and her family too.

Rest in peace, Joanna Brown.
Very sad indeed. Glad she has been found. What a strange, haunting story - her suddenly running in to the sea whilst chatting to her friend. It's like some existential novel. I think this little story tells us something about the complexity of being human. I hope she has some peace, and her family too. Rest in peace, Joanna Brown. Farouche

7:27pm Thu 2 Jan 14

DCCCCCC says...

My condolences to the family who must be distraught. Poor woman who had so much ahead of her.
My condolences to the family who must be distraught. Poor woman who had so much ahead of her. DCCCCCC

7:30pm Thu 2 Jan 14

darlinghearty says...

Glad she has been found..it brings closure for her family even though incredibly sad..I just hope and pray that the beautiful lad Dylan Alkins is found..his disappearance into the sea has played on my mind every day. .I hope they are still looking for him?? No mention of him in the news..the sea is a powerful mistress. .seen some huge waves lately..they wouldn't of had a chance. .bless them all and kind thoughts to all of their friends and family. .sweet dreams Dylan xxxxx
Glad she has been found..it brings closure for her family even though incredibly sad..I just hope and pray that the beautiful lad Dylan Alkins is found..his disappearance into the sea has played on my mind every day. .I hope they are still looking for him?? No mention of him in the news..the sea is a powerful mistress. .seen some huge waves lately..they wouldn't of had a chance. .bless them all and kind thoughts to all of their friends and family. .sweet dreams Dylan xxxxx darlinghearty

10:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Farouche wrote:
Very sad indeed. Glad she has been found.
What a strange, haunting story - her suddenly running in to the sea whilst chatting to her friend. It's like some existential novel. I think this little story tells us something about the complexity of being human.

I hope she has some peace, and her family too.

Rest in peace, Joanna Brown.
The complexity of being human? Or more likely the effect of alcohol and so nothing to do with the complexity of being human.
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: Very sad indeed. Glad she has been found. What a strange, haunting story - her suddenly running in to the sea whilst chatting to her friend. It's like some existential novel. I think this little story tells us something about the complexity of being human. I hope she has some peace, and her family too. Rest in peace, Joanna Brown.[/p][/quote]The complexity of being human? Or more likely the effect of alcohol and so nothing to do with the complexity of being human. Withdean-er

10:39pm Thu 2 Jan 14

darlinghearty says...

Are you for reall ???? Unbelievable that you should go online to state the obvious. .a young lady has died and its totally unacceptable that you should feel the need to be an utter arsehole. .there is a family out there mourning their loss and another family waiting for their beautiful boy to be returned to them..how dare you be so flippant when people are greiving..!!!
Are you for reall ???? Unbelievable that you should go online to state the obvious. .a young lady has died and its totally unacceptable that you should feel the need to be an utter arsehole. .there is a family out there mourning their loss and another family waiting for their beautiful boy to be returned to them..how dare you be so flippant when people are greiving..!!! darlinghearty

8:42am Fri 3 Jan 14

Old Ale Man says...

sexyhips69 wrote:
Sad, but utterly stupid thing to do. Oh well, she won't do it again !!
A wicked comment, repent your sin, show remorse and think of those that will miss her and you give thanks to the almighty that poor soul was not one of your relations.
Think on that you wicked girl.
[quote][p][bold]sexyhips69[/bold] wrote: Sad, but utterly stupid thing to do. Oh well, she won't do it again !![/p][/quote]A wicked comment, repent your sin, show remorse and think of those that will miss her and you give thanks to the almighty that poor soul was not one of your relations. Think on that you wicked girl. Old Ale Man

7:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Old Ale Man wrote:
sexyhips69 wrote:
Sad, but utterly stupid thing to do. Oh well, she won't do it again !!
A wicked comment, repent your sin, show remorse and think of those that will miss her and you give thanks to the almighty that poor soul was not one of your relations.
Think on that you wicked girl.
The Almighty who ?
[quote][p][bold]Old Ale Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sexyhips69[/bold] wrote: Sad, but utterly stupid thing to do. Oh well, she won't do it again !![/p][/quote]A wicked comment, repent your sin, show remorse and think of those that will miss her and you give thanks to the almighty that poor soul was not one of your relations. Think on that you wicked girl.[/p][/quote]The Almighty who ? All 9 of me

1:49pm Sat 4 Jan 14

sexyhips69 says...

Look at the evidence .... 3am on cold, wet & windy December morning and she decides to go for a walk in the sea. Would you ? "No", well then. It is not rocket science is it. I feel sorry for her family, but at the end of the day, she only has herself to blame. It is, in reality, as simple as that :-)
Look at the evidence .... 3am on cold, wet & windy December morning and she decides to go for a walk in the sea. Would you ? "No", well then. It is not rocket science is it. I feel sorry for her family, but at the end of the day, she only has herself to blame. It is, in reality, as simple as that :-) sexyhips69

10:03pm Sat 4 Jan 14

vivahate says...

What a gathering of weirdos and voyeurists. ^
What a gathering of weirdos and voyeurists. ^ vivahate

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