The woman whose body was recovered from the foot of cliffs at Beachy Head on Wednesday has just been named as Sheela Raval, 53, of Lucerne Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.
An inquest was due to be opened and adjourned today (Friday).
A full scale search was launched on Tuesday afternoon after a woman’s handbag was discovered on the edge of the cliffs.
A body was later spotted by the Sussex Police helicopter but because of the fading light, a recovery operation could not be carried out until first light on Wednesday morning.
Eastbourne coastguards and lifeboat crews were called in to help with recovering the woman’s body.