Daughter arrested over Mansfield garden bodies shootings

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The daughter of a couple who were shot and buried in the garden of their house has been arrested on suspicion of their murders, the BBC understands.

The remains were found by police in the garden in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, on 9 October. A Home Office pathologist said they had been shot.

Police believe they are the remains of William and Patricia Wycherley.

Their daughter Susan Edwards, 55, and her husband Christopher Edwards, 57, were taken into custody on Wednesday.

They were arrested at St Pancras station in London.

Detectives said the bodies, which have not yet been formally identified, appeared to have been in the back garden for some time.

The couple were last seen by neighbours in 1998 and police said there were no records of them since.

Mrs Wycherley is believed to have been born in Fulham, west London, and would have been 64-years-old when she is thought to have gone missing.

Her husband Bill would have been 85 at the time.

Police have said the couple "were known to be quite reclusive".

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