Police search for second body in Sian O'Callaghan case

25/03/11

forensic tent

Another victim who is believed to have been killed by the murderer of missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan went missing "several years ago".

Police said they had launched a search at a new location in Gloucestershire after confirming Miss O'Callaghan's body had been recovered from an area near the village of Uffington, 15 miles east of Swindon.

Steve Fulcher, who is leading the double murder inquiry for Wiltshire Police, said there was "only one" outstanding missing person on the force's records.

People gathered in Swindon on Wednesday night at a vigil for the missing 22-year-old.

She disappeared after leaving Suju nightclub in the town centre just before 3am on Saturday morning.

It is thought she was heading home to the flat she shared with her boyfriend, which is half a mile (800m) from the club.

The vigil was held at St Barnabas Church in the Gorse Hill area of Swindon.

Nearly 200 people turned up to light candles and say prayers.

'Not sleeping well'

Some were Sian's friends and family, while others had never met her.

Brett Grey, who works in one of the clubs Sian went to on the night she disappeared, was at the service.

Brett Grey
Image caption Brett Grey said he hadn't been sleeping since Sian went missing

He admitted he hadn't been sleeping well since she went missing.

"That shot could have been the shot that got her a little bit drunk," he said.

"It's rather weird seeing someone and then the next minute they're not there," he added.

Brett's sister Finlay Grey, who is 17, was also there to offer support.

Finlay Grey
Image caption Finlay Grey said Sian's disappearance had touched everyone in Swindon

"Her story just touched everyone. I think it touched the whole of Swindon."