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 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.
"Police searching for Pamela Jackson, missing from her Chester-le-Street home, have, within the last couple of hours found the body of a woman in West Yorkshire. The woman's body was found in the Turvin Road area, about nine miles from Halifax. No formal identification has been made at this stage."