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It was at lunchtime today that Durham Police publicly revealed what Pamela Jackson's family had been told privately 24 hours ago - that her body had been found.
The grandmother had seemingly completely vanished at the start of March and there were no sightings of her and no use of her mobile phone.
Her family today released a statement revealing their shock at the news but relief that they could finally bring Pamela home.
You can watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.
It has been confirmed that a body found in West Yorkshire is that of Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street in County Durham.
55-year-old Pamela disappeared nearly three months ago.
A post mortem examination has revealed that she died of head inuries.
A man has already been charged with her murder.
Watch the lunchtime report from Jonny Blair below.
The family of Pamela Jackson have released a statement describing their shock, but also relief, that the grandmother's body has been found.
Pamela Jackson, a mother of three sons and grandmother of four, was reported missing in March. Her body was found in moorland in West Yorkshire earlier this week.
A post mortem carried out on the body of Pamela Jackson, who was reported missing from her home in County Durham three months ago, has concluded that she died from head injuries.
The body of the 55-year-old woman was discovered on Monday in a shallow grave in West Yorkshire.
Police have confirmed that a body found in a shallow grave on moorland in West Yorkshire on Monday is that of missing Chester-le-Street woman Pamela Jackson.
The 55-year-old was last seen at her home on Saturday 2nd March and she was officially reported missing the next week.
Officers from Durham Constabulary and West Yorkshire Police had been carrying out searches across a number of locations in the past three months, with help from specialist marine units, mountain rescue volunteers and police helicopters.
The grave was found last weekend in the Turvin Road area, close to Ripponden in West Yorkshire, about 60 metres from the roadside.
Police have now confirmed that a body found in West Yorkshire in the search for a missing woman from County Durham is that of Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street.
The 55-year-old was last seen at her home in The Crescent, Chester-le-Street on Saturday 2nd March and was officially reported missing the following Thursday, 7 March.
Police searching for Pamela Jackson, who disappeared three months ago, are still trying to identify the body of a woman found in West Yorkshire.
The 55 year old from Chester-le-Street in County Durham went missing on March 2nd.
A woman's body was discovered on Sunday, buried in moorland close to Halifax. Jonny Blair reports:
Tests are being carried out on a woman's body found on moorland in Yorkshire to determine if it's missing County Durham woman Pamela Jackson.
The body was found near Cragg Vale in Calderdale on Sunday.
Pamela Jackson disappeared from her home in Chester le Street two months ago.
Police are working at the scene where a body was discovered during the search for missing 55 year old County Durham woman Pamela Jackson. Durham Police say the body was found in the Turvin Road area, nine miles from the West Yorkshire town of Halifax this afternoon.
Mrs Jackson has been missing from her home in Chester-le-Street since March 2nd. Despite numerous police appeals, there's been no trace of the grandmother. Police say formal identification of the body is yet to take place and the location where it was found is now a "scene of preservation".
Mrs Jackson's partner, 50 year old Adrian Muir from Halifax, is currently on remand charged with her murder.
Durham Police have this afternoon confirmed that teams searching for 55 year old Pamela Jackson from Chester le Street have found a body in West Yorkshire. The grandmother has been missing since March 2nd. Her partner, 50 year old Adrian Muir, has been charged with her murder.