Human remains identified as those of missing Stevenage woman

HUMAN remains found in a garden on Monday have been identified as those of a Stevenage woman who went missing more than a year ago. Ms Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh four years ago, but went missing in June last year. She was

HUMAN remains found in a garden on Monday have been identified as those of a Stevenage woman who went missing more than a year ago.

Samantha Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh four years ago, but went missing in June last year. She was last seen at a Jobcentre in the High Riggs area.

As part of an ongoing investigation into her disappearance, police began searching an address in Magdalene Drive in the city on Monday.

It had been reported the remains were found in a wheelie bin, and police have now confirmed the discovery was made in a "receptacle" in the back garden.


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Ms Wright's parents, Jeremy Wright and Catherine Gibson, still live in Stevenage. Mr Wright told The Comet yesterday that they would not assume the worst until it was confirmed.

Robert Chalmers, 57, from Duddingston, has been arrested and charged in connection with the discovery.

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Ch Insp Paul Bullen, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "It is with great sadness that we bring our missing person investigation to a close and must now begin a new line of enquiry to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.

"We still, however, do not know what happened to Samantha between being viewed on CCTV footage in the east end of Edinburgh and being found here in Magdalene Drive.

"Anyone who may have seen her after June 12, 2008 and has information that can help us with our investigation is urged to contact police immediately."

Mr Chalmers is expected to appear in court later today (Wednesday).

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