Tina Cantello, 49, was on her way to her final job of the day when she went missing in Basildon, Essex on Friday evening.
Her family became concerned when she failed to return home from work and her mobile phone was discovered on the side of a road.
Last night Essex Police discovered a body at a house in Derby Close, Langdon Hills, two miles from where she was last seen.
Cops arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the discovery.
They are yet to formally identify the body.
A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “At shortly before 6pm today, Saturday June 9, the body of a woman was found at a property in Derby Close, Langdon Hills.
“An investigation is underway and the woman’s death is being treated as suspicious.
“A 38-year-old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.
“Formal identification of the woman has not yet taken place.”
Tina was assigned three jobs on Friday and was on her way to her final one when she went missing.
She was last seen in Deacons Drive, a few streets away from Durham Road where her phone was recovered.
A frantic police search was launched in the area, and nearby woodland had also been scoured for clues.
Tina’s car – a silver Mini with the registration plate EX61 JLO – has not yet been found.
Speaking to Essex Live, James Taylor – the boyfriend of Tina’s daughter Aimee – earlier said: “She is a loan collector and so she goes to door to door.
"She went out yesterday [Friday] about 5pm did her rounds and was due back at 7.30pm that night.
"We know she had three stops at work and she made contact with her first two jobs and then on the way to her third one we think she went missing.
“Police are investigating, they found her phone on the side of the road and they think the phone was thrown out of a car."
James added: “The last person to see her was her partner Steve before she left and everything was fine.
“It’s 100 per cent out of character. Tina is a very homely person, no way would she leave her home.
“There has been a family grievance recently so we’re thinking she may have gone out to clear her head so that’s what we’re thinking, that’s what we’re clinging too because they haven’t found Tina or her car.
“Tina please come home, your family miss you.”
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