A murder inquiry has been launched by detectives who discovered the remains of two bodies in the back garden of a house in Mansfield.
Today they said they're confident that they've found William and Patricia Wycherley, who were last seen in 1998, and that they have been killed. The couple were never reported missing and were found last week after a tip-off. David Hirst reports.
A neighbour, who lives near to the house where remains of two bodies have been found buried in the back garden, has said she thought the elderly couple living there in the late 1990s had emigrated.
Today, Police confirmed that the apparent disappearance of Mr and Mrs Wycherley from their house in Blenheim Close, Forest Green, in Mansfield was central to their inquiries into identifying the bodies.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said:
I only saw the man a few times. I never saw the lady or any family.
I have lived here for 18 years. They were living at the house when I moved in. But they never had any visitors. I never saw anyone coming or going.
My friend and I always used to say, 'I wonder what happened to that couple'. They just disappeared. We thought they had emigrated.