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It's been more than 3 years since the body of Becky Godden-Edwards was discovered in a field in Gloucestershire, but despite someone confessing to killing the 20 year old no one has been convicted of her murder.
Today in an ITV exclusive, Becky's mother appealed directly to Christopher Halliwell, the man who made that confession to provide her with answers.
Jonty Messer reports:-
The mother of murdered Swindon woman Becky Godden-Edwards has made an emotional appeal to the man who confessed to killing her.
Despite the confession, taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has never been prosecuted for Becky's death after a judge ruling that a police officer breached guidelines on how suspects should be questioned.
Today Karen Edwards appealed directly to Halliwell to provide the answers she is desperate for:-
Wiltshire Police have revealed that a bone discovered in a field at East Leach in Gloucestershire last month has been matched to the DNA of murder victim Becky Godden-Edwards
The bone was discovered on 10th April in the field as part of the reinvestigation of the murder. Detectives had been concentrating their search on the field which was where Becky's body was previously discovered
Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory said: "The bone recovered from the field in Eastleach has now been subject to a forensic examination. I am able to say that the DNA matches that of Becky Godden-Edwards (also known as Rebecca Godden).
"Her family have been informed of this information. Other items were also recovered from the location, which are currently undergoing forensic examination. At this stage we cannot comment further on the nature of these items."
The apparently human remains found in a Gloucestershire field on Thursday were discovered by a farmer when he was ploughing, it has emerged.
The incomplete body of murder victim Becky Godden was found in the field at Eastleach in 2011. It has not yet been confirmed that the bones are Becky's, or even that they are human.
Police reinvestigating the Wiltshire serial killer Chris Halliwell have discovered more remains in the field where a woman's incomplete body was discovered three years ago. A bone, believed to be human, was found near the shallow grave of Becky Godden-Edwards in a field in Gloucestershire.
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Police say investigations in the Gloucestershire field are ongoing, and that they are determined to bring Becky's killer to justice.