Becky Murder Appeal Focuses On Car

24 September 2014, 14:15

Wiltshire Police has received several calls following the latest appeal for information into the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards.

On Tuesday detectives from Wiltshire’s Major Investigation Team appealed for information regarding a car that may relate to the Becky's murder. 

Since the appeal went out, Wiltshire Police has received a number of calls from members of the public in relation to this case. Many of these calls related to sightings of Becky rather than information on the car. Wiltshire Police are now following up these leads. 

The car, a silver Volvo S80, is believed to have been in the Swindon area in 2002/2003. Officers investigating are appealing to the public to find out what happened to this vehicle after 2004. 

The car, index T661 LGP, is known to have been sold at ASM auctions in Oxfordshire in June 2004 but it is not clear where it went afterwards. 

Wiltshire Police would like to hear from anyone who thinks they have information about this vehicle as they are keen to trace it. 

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory, the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) on the case said: ''I know that this vehicle was in the Swindon area in 2002/03 and was sold at ASM auctions in Oxfordshire in June 2004. 

"It may well have been sold to an Irish man, who bought other cars at the same time. 

"It may be that someone knows this man, or recognises the vehicle. 

"It is possible that although it has not been registered, that it could be sitting in a backyard or garage. 

"We need to know where it is now or what has happened to it. I would like to hear from anyone who has information as they may be able to assist our investigation.'' 

Becky (also known as Rebecca Godden) was last seen on the December 27th 2002 and there are no confirmed sightings of her in 2003. 

In 2011 officers found Becky's remains buried in a field in East Leach, Gloucestershire. 

Detectives continue to investigate her murder and in April 2014 they recovered a further bone at the scene which has been forensically confirmed as Becky's. 

Wiltshire Police continue to appeal to the public to contact us with any information relating to Becky's disappearance in early 2003. 

Anyone wishing to speak to detectives is being told information will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Callers are asked to ring 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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