The family of a woman who went missing from Crail has been told a body has been found.
Police had been searching along Fife Coastal Path after Claudia Phillips, 51, disappeared on Tuesday.
Formal identification has yet to take place but officers are speaking to relatives.
Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale said: “I would firstly like to thank all members of the public who aided our search activities over the past couple of days.
“Special recognition must also go to our various partner agencies, including the Coastguard, for their assistance, as well as the national police resources that supported local officers with their inquiries.
“While no formal identification as taken place we have liaised with Claudia’s loved ones and will continue to provide them with all the necessary support they require at this time.”
Mrs Phillips, 51, had not been seen since she left a house in Crail’s Nethergate at around 1pm on Tuesday.
Officers had concentrated their search efforts on the Fife Coastal Path around Crail and along to Anstruther.
The body was recovered at around 12.25pm on Thursday.
Mrs Phillips’ husband Donald described her disappearance as out of character and said he hoped the fact she was wearing bright colours might help jog someone’s memory.
He said: “She left for a walk. She said she was going for a few minutes.
“She’s never done it before, so it’s definitely out of character.”
The couple, who had travelled from Germany with their daughter to visit family in Scotland, had been due to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on April 11.