The Independent Police Panel which heard Det. Supt. Fulcher's misconduct hearing says that although he has been found guilty of gross misconduct, they do not doubt his integrity or honesty.
It is possible that Steve Fulcher may keep his job at Wiltshire Police.
Wiltshire Police Detective Steve Fulcher has just been found guilty of two counts of gross misconduct, over his handling of the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.
More to follow
A hearing is due to begin later to decide whether the lead detective who investigated the murder of Sian O'Callaghan is guilty of gross misconduct relating to the case. A panel will meet in private, with a result expected by the end of this week.
Wiltshire Police has confirmed a date for a hearing to decide whether the detective who investigated the murder of Sian O'Callaghan committed gross misconduct in relation to the case and to the investigation of the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards (also known as Becky Godden).
A panel of independent members will meet from 20th January 2014 for a private hearing expected to last five days.
Christopher Halliwell was convicted of Sian O'Callaghan's murder in 2011. He later showed police where Becky Godden-Edwards was buried, but a judge ruled he could not be charged with her murder because he had not been read his rights by police.
The mother Rebecca Goden has written to Swindon killer Christopher Halliwell urging him to confess to her daughter's murder.
Karen Edwards told ITV West that her daughter was last seen alive by her family a decade ago.
His daughter Natasha Halliwell has also urged her father "to do the right thing."
Our colleagues at ITV National News have also been following the Sian O'Callaghan murder court case. Sian's mother Elaine O'Callaghan spoke outside the court where her daughter's killer was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate breaches of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in the investigation into the deaths of Sian O'Callaghan and Rebecca Godden.
The three complaints that were upheld by the IPCC were not related to Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher and are not subject to any misconduct proceedings.
The IPCC is to conduct a separate investigation into allegations that Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher from Wiltshire Police spoke about the case to some media outlets against force instructions, the force media strategy and policies. He has been suspended pending the investigation.
It has been revealed today for the first time that Christopher Halliwell, who admitted murdering Sian O'Callaghan, has escaped justice for a second murder because of a police error. The 48-year-old taxi driver was jailed for life today for killing Ms O'Callaghan after pleading guilty in court.
However, Halliwell was also accused of murdering Rebecca Godden during the course of the Wiltshire Police investigation. The charge was withdrawn following a ruling by a High Court judge - even though Halliwell had led police to Ms Godden's body.
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who was leading the investigation into Sian O'Callaghan's disappearance, breached police guidelines governing interviewing of suspects. He did not caution Halliwell and denied Halliwell a solicitor.
Police have vowed to get justice for Rebecca Godden.