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Patricia Goodband: Police get more time to quiz murder suspects

Patricia Goodband
Image caption Patricia Goodband was last seen on 17 December

Police have been granted more time to question two men arrested on suspicion of murdering a 76-year-old businesswoman from Buckinghamshire.

Patricia Goodband was last seen on 17 December and was reported missing by her daughter on 9 January.

Two men, aged 63 and 59, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and concealing a body.

Thames Valley Police have until 22:00 GMT to question them.

The custody extension was granted at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court.

Officers have been searching the grounds of Ms Goodband's home at Woodham, between Aylesbury and Bicester, and two other residential addresses.

Det Supt Chris Ward, who is leading the inquiry, stressed they were still trying the case "as a missing person inquiry at this stage".

He added: "We know Patricia used her bank card on Monday 17 December but we are attempting to establish her movements following this date.

"The investigation is ongoing and two men remain in custody for questioning at this time."

Ms Goodband, who also uses the surname Roberts, was a director of Rakechoice Limited, a building supplies company based at her home.

She is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall with short, brown hair.

Police want to hear from anyone who has seen or heard from since 17 December.

Image caption Police have been searching Ms Goodband's home at Woodham, near Aylesbury

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