Diane Douglas: Human remains discovered in search for missing woman
Published: 03/11/2021- 22:25
Updated: 14/02/2023- 11:47
Human remains thought to be those of missing Diane Douglas have been found in the garden of a house near Norwich, police said.
Ms Douglas, from Colton, a village west of Norwich, was reported missing by family members on October 21 this year.
Excavation work carried out in the garden of a property in Barford Road, Colton, on Tuesday led to human remains being found, which were recovered on Wednesday, Norfolk Police said.
The house was cordoned off on Saturday with searches taking place since then as part of a “no-body” murder investigation launched after inquiries found Ms Douglas had not been seen for a “significant period”, the force said.
It said that while formal identification is still to take place, officers believe the remains are those of Ms Douglas.
Stuart Williamson, 56, of Barford Road in Colton, Norfolk, has been charged with the murder of Ms Douglas between December 1 and December 31 2018, when she would have been aged 55 or 56.
He has been remanded into custody and is next due to appear in court on December 22, Norfolk Police said.
Human remains have been found after a search of a property on the outskirts of Norwich as part of a ‘no-body’ murder investigation. Formal identification will take place, but officers believe the remains to be those of Diane Douglas who was reported missing on 21st Oct— Amelia Harper (@AmeliaHarperTV) November 3, 2021