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Kate Prout murder: human remains found
Police searching for the body of Kate Prout say they have found human remains.
Det Supt Simon Atkinson of Gloucestershire Constabulary, who has been leading the search, said: “We have found human remains close to the location Adrian Prout identified as the place he buried his wife.
“No formal identification has taken place however we have informed Kate’s family of recent developments.
“I hope this will mark the final chapter of these harrowing events for Kate’s family.”
Last week her husband Adrian Prout, who had always denied having any hand in his wife’s murder, confessed to the killing.
He agreed to show detectives where she was buried and was taken to the farm from his prison cell to the area where he believed he had buried his wife.
Gloucestershire Police say they made use of the best expertise in the country to try and find Kate’s body as quickly as possible in order to enable her family to finally have some closure.
Officers were joined by a team from Specialist Group International in Surrey who are leading experts in forensic search and recovery and two body search dogs from South Yorkshire were also put to use.
Ground penetrating radar was used and two mechanical diggers worked in tandem with two teams of forensic archaeologists who constantly assessed the geography of the land that was being searched.
Kate Prout was reported missing in November 2007, Prout was convicted of her murder in February 2010.
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