Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Sian police name second victim

Remains found near Eastleach have been identified as those of Becky Godden-Edwards
Detectives investigating the murder of Sian O'Callaghan say they have identified human remains found at a second site

The family of a woman whose remains were discovered by detectives investigating the murder of Sian O'Callaghan have spoken of their devastation over the death of their "beautiful daughter".

Becky Godden-Edwards - who would just have turned 29 - was last seen by her family around eight years ago.

She had become "disconnected" from relatives after falling into the drug scene.

They said: "The family is completely devastated by the news of Becky's death and at this time wish to be left alone to grieve for our beautiful daughter."

Her remains were discovered at a Cotswold beauty spot after taxi driver Christopher Halliwell, 47, was arrested for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.

He informed police about the location.

Officers have been scouring databases for more than a week in a bid to work out who was buried in the shallow grave on farmland.

The remains were found during painstaking excavation work at a site at Baxter's Farm, Eastleach, around 17 miles from where Miss O'Callaghan's body was discovered.

Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who is leading the inquiry, said: "As you are aware, as part of the investigation into Sian O'Callaghan, we searched a field in Eastleach, Gloucestershire, where we discovered human remains.

"I'm sure you will join with me in extending our deepest sympathies to the Edwards family."

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