Father of missing Stevenage woman 'not assuming the worst' after body found

THE father of woman who has been missing for more than a year has said he is not assuming the worst after police searching for his daughter found human remains in a garden yesterday (Monday). Samantha Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edi

THE father of woman who has been missing for more than a year has said he is not assuming the worst after police searching for his daughter found human remains in a garden yesterday (Monday).

Samantha Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh four years ago, but disappeared in June last year.

Police hunting for Ms Wright began searching an address in Magdalene Drive in the city yesterday (Monday) evening and have found human remains in a garden.

Jeremy Wright, Samantha's father, who still lives in Stevenage, said: "We are basically waiting for the results of the autopsy. I'm in quite a sensitive place at the moment and it's quite difficult for me to talk, but we are not assuming the worst until we know for sure."


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He is travelling back to Stevenage from the Lake District today, and he said Samantha's mother, Catherin Gibson, is "holding up".

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders police has said it is too early to identify the remains.

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A police statement said: "Officers have discovered what they believe to be human remains. Inquiries at Magdalene Drive in Edinburgh are at an early stage, and a full forensic recovery has to be undertaken."

A 57-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery, and is expected to appear in court tomorrow (Wednesday).

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