Carol Packman: Husband urged to reveal where her body is

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image captionCarol Packman went missing in 1985 and her remains have never been found

A man found guilty of murdering his wife almost 29 years ago, has been urged by his grandson to finally reveal what he did with her body.

Veronica Packman - known as Carol - 40, disappeared in the summer of 1985.

Russell Causley, of Portlock Place, Maidenhead was jailed in 1996 - he had recently moved his lover into their home in Ipswich Road, Bournemouth.

Neil Gillingham, 24, who has never met his grandfather, will confront him at his parole hearing in August.

In a direct message to his grandfather, Mr Gillingham said: "You want to be released, that's absolutely fine - you tell us where she is."

He said he felt "overwhelmed" about the prospect of seeing his grandfather and wanted to ask him why he gave up "a beautiful wife and a beautiful daughter... with one selfish act".

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image captionRussell Causley has twice been convicted of murdering his wife but has never revealed how he disposed of her body

Mr Gillingham will attend the hearing with his mother Samantha Gillingham, the only daughter of Causley and Mrs Packman.

In a statement due to be read to the parole hearing, Mrs Gillingham said: "Two murder trials, many appeals at the High Court and he says nothing.

"I have not been told where my mother is and the sadness that this causes me is immeasurable."

Causley was first convicted of murder by a jury at Winchester Crown Court on 18 December, 1996.

In June 2003 the murder conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal, but he was found guilty at a retrial in April 2004.

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