Police searching for missing Chester-le-Street woman, Pamela Jackson have admitted there is little realistic chance she is still alive.
Ms Jackson, 55, was last seen just over a month ago on the evening of Saturday, March 2 at the home she shared with her son, Joe.
Her partner, Adrian Muir, has appeared at court charged with her murder.
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