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Friday, 29 May 2015

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Allenheads: Last confirmed sighting was on set of TV drama series

INDEPENDENT and self-sufficient, police say Janet Brown was a strong character who knew her own mind.

She lived with her parents at Plane Trees Farm, at Lowgate, and was known to have done a number of part-time jobs simultaneously, including market research and acting as an extra in television dramas.

Janet hit the Courant headlines in 2004 when she was one of 20 people from Tynedale to be cast in walk-on parts in a Granada Television drama.

Distant Shores, starring Peter Davison, was a seven-part series set in Alnwick and Craster about a couple who swap their high-flying life in London for the tranquillity of Northumberland.

June 14, 2005, during filming of the show in Craster, has been pinpointed by detectives as the last confirmed sighting of Janet alive.

As an only child who wasn’t married, she was known for her love of travelling, and was assumed to be abroad when she failed to attend either of her parents’ funerals in 2007 and 2008.

Police say the closest living family she has are cousins who do not live locally.

Neighbours say they saw little of Janet, but she was believed to have had a golden Labrador dog at one stage, which she was often seen out walking.