A TEEN whose body was found on a Taunton building site last weekend has been identified as 16-year-old Chloe Rose Tupas Dibble.

Miss Dibble's body was found on the site of the Churchill Retirement Living development in Wood Street, Taunton, at around 6pm on Sunday (October 25).

The coroner said Miss Dibble, from Taunton, was reported to police as missing earlier that day.

They added that the cause of her death was traumatic injuries.

Developer Churchill Retirement Living said it is working with authorities looking into the incident.

“We are aware of a tragic incident at our site on Tangier Way, which has been securely closed and sealed off since March when construction was put on hold due to Covid-19,” a spokesperson said.

“We are cooperating with the emergency services and our thoughts are with the young person’s family at this very sad time.”

Meanwhile, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spokesperson said it was aware of the incident.

“We are aware of the incident and have made enquiries in liaison with the police,” they said.

The inquest for Miss Dibble has been adjourned to an internal Case Management Review on or before 29 January 2021.

The Lidl store on the site closed in 2015 and the building demolished. In March last year, approval was given for a 72-apartment retirement development on the plot.

Work was halted at the site earlier this year due to the coronavirus crisis, with a date to restart not yet revealed.