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16 January 2013, 08:38 | Updated: 16 January 2013, 08:43
Thames Valley Police has been granted more time to question two men in connection with a missing person inquiry in Aylesbury.
76-year-old Patricia Goodband was reported as missing to police by her daughter on Wednesday January 9th.
Following initial police enquiries, two men, aged 63 and 59, were arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and of concealing a body.
Officers gained a custody extension at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court yesterday, which will allow the two men to be detained until tonight.
Det Supt Chris Ward, who is leading the inquiry, said:
"We have a team of detectives working on this investigation and today we have been carrying out searches at three locations in the Aylesbury area, all of which were on private property.
"I would again like to stress this is still being treated as a missing person inquiry at this stage.
"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.
"If anyone has information on Patricia or has seen or heard from her following Monday 17 December I would urge them to call my team as soon as possible."