Thames Valley Police officers investigating the disappearance of a 76-year-old woman have located a body on land in Woodham near Aylesbury.
Patricia Goodband was reported missing on Wednesday 9th January. Her family have been informed of today's discovery. However the body has not yet been identified.
The lead officer in the investigation Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said: " The body was found on land at Akeman House in Woodham this afternoon. Scenes of crime officers and a forensic archaeologist are continuing to work at the location.
"The recovery of the body will understandably take some time and we will not be able to carry out a formal identification until this process has been completed.
"Patricia’s family have been informed of this latest development in our inquiry.”
Thames Valley Police, on advice from the Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, has charged two men in connection with the disappearance of missing Aylesbury woman Patricia Goodband.
Christopher Symons, aged 63, of Thackeray End, Aylesbury, has been charged with one count of murder. Robert Taft, aged 59, of Kings Close, Westcott, Aylesbury, has been charged with one count of perverting the course of justice.
Police have been given more time to question two men on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a pensioner. 67 year old Patricia Goodband, from Aylesbury, was reported missing a week ago.
Murder arrests in missing pensioner case - police statement
Thames Valley Police is continuing its inquiry to locate a missing woman from Aylesbury.
Patricia Goodband, aged 76, who also uses the surname Roberts, was reported as missing by a relative on Wednesday, January 9th.
Det Supt Chris Ward said: “We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and we have a team of officers trying to piece together Patricia’s whereabouts after Monday December 17th, which is when we now believe Patricia was last seen.
“Following our initial enquiries we have arrested two men, aged 63 and 59, on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and of concealing a body. They are currently in custody where they are being questioned about Patricia’s disappearance.
“However, I would like to stress that although two people have been arrested, we are continuing to treat this as a missing person inquiry.
“I am urging anyone who has seen or heard from Patricia since Monday 17 December, or who has any information about her, to come forward as soon as possible.
“We are keeping Patricia’s family fully updated as our investigation progresses.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.