The unidentified and decomposed body of a young woman found several miles outside of Hogsmeade village nearly two weeks ago has been identified. Ministry representatives confirmed today that the body is that of Miss Marietta Edgecombe.
Dutiful readers of The Daily Prophet might remember that Miss Edgecombe was reported as kidnapped from Diagon Alley several months ago when she and her mother were found missing after an attack that claimed the lives of several Aurors. The Death Eater and Auror responsible for that attack was apprehended at that time. However, several sources close to the family reported later that the mother and daughter were simply on an extended holiday.
Ronald Weasley, the close friend of Harry Potter, is still being sought for questioning in this incident. Sources close to Weasley confirm that both Weasley and Potter, along with their muggleborn friend Hermione Granger, had problems with Miss Edgecombe during her time at Hogwarts. Weasley is currently at Hogwarts, where Headmistress Minerva McGonagall refuses to allow Minstry representatives to question the boy.
There is, however, cause for the family to hope that their questions will be answered, as Minister of Magic Pius Thicknesse reports that Hogwarts Headmistress is in negotiations to relinquish her position at the school.