On Sunday afternoon, the force tweeted: “We can now sadly confirm that the body found in Bowland Forest is that of Katie Kenyon.
“We found Katie on Friday after an extensive search and she has now been officially identified as the missing mother of 33-year-old Padiham.
“A Home Office post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday and the cause of death was given as head injuries.
“Our thoughts are with Katie’s family and loved ones at this difficult time. The family continues to be supported by our specially trained officers. »
On Friday, Andrew Burfield, 50, appeared via video link from HMP Preston for a brief court hearing charged with the murder of Ms Kenyon.
Burfield, of Todmorden Road, Burnley, spoke only to confirm his identity during the seven-minute hearing at Preston Crown Court.
He was taken into custody and a trial date was set for November 14.