Investigation into disappearance of Gaia Pope - update

14 November 2017
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope have released a woman under investigation.

Gaia, 19 and from Langton Matravers, was staying at an address in Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 November 2017.

The search to find Gaia continues today around the Swanage area with support from the coastguard and volunteers from Dorset Search and Rescue and Wessex 4x4.

Search warrants took place at two addresses in Swanage late yesterday afternoon, Monday 13 November 2017. Scenes are likely to remain in place for some time.

A 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both from the Swanage area, were arrested on suspicion of murder. They are both known to Gaia.

The 71-year-old woman has now been released under investigation. The 19-year-old man remains assisting police with enquiries.

The last reported sighting of Gaia was at an address in Manor Gardens on Morrison Road at around 4pm on 7 November. She was said to be wearing a red checked shirt with white buttons, grey and white woven leggings and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14:108. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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