Funeral takes place of Stevenage woman missing for more than a year

THE funeral of a Stevenage woman found dead in a garden in Scotland more than a year after she went missing was held this afternoon (Thursday). Samantha Wright, 25, a waitress, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh five years ago, but went miss

THE funeral of a Stevenage woman found dead in a garden in Scotland more than a year after she went missing was held this afternoon (Thursday).

Samantha Wright, 25, a waitress, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh five years ago, but went missing in June 2008.

Her body was found in a 'receptacle' in the back garden of a home in the city in October.

Miss Wright's parents, Jeremy Wright and Catherine Gibson, both still live in Stevenage.


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Miss Wright's funeral was held at Harwood Park Crematorium in Stevenage at 1.15pm, and about 60 people attended.

She was laid to rest in Weston Road Cemetery in Stevenage.

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Mr Wright said: "The long wait is over and at last she is home."

Ms Gibson said: "We will have somewhere to visit her. Bless her."

* In connection with the discovery of Miss Wright's body, Robert Chalmers, 57, from Duddingston, was charged in October with attempting to defeat the ends of justice and is currently awaiting trial.

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