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US NewsPensioner, 86, is arrested on suspicion of murdering woman whose body was found in a septic tank at farmer's home where his wife vanished 37 years ago

13:55  30 july  2019
13:55  30 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Death of pensioner whose body may not have been discovered for up to seven months not being treated as suspicious Death of pensioner whose body may not have been discovered for up to seven months not being treated as suspicious

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Pensioner, 86, is arrested on suspicion of murdering woman whose body was found in a septic tank at farmer's home where his wife vanished 37 years ago © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Brenda Venables (pictured) vanished from the address in 1982

An 86-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the remains of a woman were found in a septic tank at a farmhouse, police said today.

The discovery at the property near Kempsey, Worcestershire, came 37 years after the mysterious disappearance of the farmer's wife who lived there.

Officers have been investigating the possibility that the bones were those of Brenda Venables, who vanished from the address in 1982 aged 48.

Mrs Venables and husband David, who is now 86 and still lives in the area, ran a nursery on the site, while Mr Venables was said to have a piggery nearby. They were not thought to have any children.

Villagers said body parts were discovered in a bag in a cesspit being drained during routine maintenance.

West Mercia Police said the suspect remains in custody and is helping officers with their inquiries following the discovery on July 12.

Pensioner, 86, is arrested on suspicion of murdering woman whose body was found in a septic tank at farmer's home where his wife vanished 37 years ago © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The discovery of remains was made in the village of Kempsey in Worcestershire on July 12

Earlier this month, a Venables relative said: 'We have had no developments for 37 years. To suddenly be confronted with this major development is quite a lot to process.'

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They added: 'Brenda's bank account remained untouched and there were no positive sightings of her after she disappeared.'

Pensioner, 86, is arrested on suspicion of murdering woman whose body was found in a septic tank at farmer's home where his wife vanished 37 years ago © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Retired farmer David Venables pictured at his home in Kempsey, Worcestershire, on July 18

One local said: 'When the wife disappeared it was big news here. Police searched my outbuildings and deployed tracker dogs.

'There was a suggestion that she may have ended up in the River Severn, which is only a few fields away from their farmhouse.'

Pensioner, 86, is arrested on suspicion of murdering woman whose body was found in a septic tank at farmer's home where his wife vanished 37 years ago © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An aerial view of the house and cesspit (centre bottom between trees) in Kempsey on July 16

After the disappearance of Mrs Venables, the case was treated as a search for a missing person and did not become a murder inquiry.

Mr Venables sold the farmhouse to a relative for £467,000 five years ago and now lives in a bungalow around a mile away.

Some years ago Mrs Venables's name was added to her parents' gravestone at St Michael's church in Rushock, recording her year of death as 1982.

A family source said it was a way of remembering her despite the absence of a body to bury. Police used a helicopter to search the countryside, including the banks of the Severn.


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