43-year-old Linda was reported missing in September last year but had not been seen since April.
A number of appeals were made to the public and officers carried out searches to try and locate her.
Linda’s body was found in Markfield Lane on 17 December. Following a post-mortem examination, detectives confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “Unfortunately, we can today confirm that the body found in Markfield Lane on 17 December is that of Linda.”
“My thoughts and condolences very much remain with her family and loved ones at this time.”
“I appreciate it has taken some time for us to confirm the identity and would like to thank the public for their patience while we completed our investigation.”