Husband guilty of murder

The husband of a 63-year-old woman from Orleton in Herefordshire who was reported missing in January has been found guilty of her murder.

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Husband in court charged with wife's murder

Alethea Taylor from Orleton has been missing since January
Alethea Taylor from Orleton has been missing since January Credit: ITV Central

The husband of a woman who went missing six months ago has appeared in court, charged with her murder. 63 year-old former teacher Alethea Taylor was last seen at her home at Orleton in Herefordshire, in January.

John Taylor, a 60 year-old funeral director, was remanded in custody by Hereford magistrates to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday (19 June).

Man charged with murder of missing woman

A man has been charged with the murder of a 63-year-old woman from Orleton in Herefordshire who has been reported missing since January.

Police say the suspect is a 60-year-old man and will appear before magistrates in Hereford tomorrow charged with the murder of Alethea Taylor.

Alethea Taylor was reported missing on 19th January this year. Extensive searches by police have been unsuccessful.

"I can confirm that earlier today a 60-year-old man was charged with the murder of Alethea Taylor.

"He will be appearing at Hereford Magistrates' Court in the morning.

"Although this represents a significant step forward in our inquiry, our work on this case will be continuing and we remain keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have information about Alethea's disappearance."

– Detective Inspector Dave Williams, West Mercia Police