UPDATE: Man Charged With Murder of North Yorkshire Missing Person

Monday, 7 October 2019

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire have confirmed that human remains found in Doncaster are those of Susan Howells.

The remains were found last Friday by officers searching private land in Station Road.

Forensic tests have now confirmed that the remains are of the 52-year-old from Harrogate, who was reported missing in August.

Her family have been informed.

Two men have been charged in connection with her disappearance and have been remanded to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.

Enquiries are continuing to establish how she died and officers are continuing to search locations in Bradford and Doncaster.

 

Friday, 4 October 2019

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire have recovered what are believed to be human remains.

They were found on private land in Station Road, Doncaster earlier today (Friday).

Enquiries are ongoing to establish if these belong to Susan Howells, who was last seen in Harrogate in February. Susan’s family have also been informed.

Two men have been charged in relation to her disappearance and have been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:

“Our thoughts remain with Susan’s family at this difficult time, and they are being supported by specially trained officers as our enquiries continue.”

 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

A second man has been charged by police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire.

Keith Wadsworth, aged 60, of Dunscroft in Doncaster has been charged with preventing a lawful and decent burial and appeared at court in Leeds today, where he was remanded into custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday, 30 October.

Also appearing today was Dale Tarbox, aged 39, of Station Road, Doncaster, who has been charged with the murder of missing woman Susan Howells.

He was also remanded back into custody and will next appear before Leeds Crown Court on the above date.

A 63-year-old woman who was also arrested in connection with the disappearance of Miss Howells, has been released and enquiries are ongoing.

Enquiries are also continuing at locations across Bradford and Doncaster.

 

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire have charged a man with her murder.

Dale Tarbox, 39, of Station Road, Doncaster, appeared before Leeds Magistrates Court today (Tuesday) accused of the murder of Susan Howells, of Harrogate, who was last seen in February of this year.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

The inquiry is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who following further enquiries, are now treating it as a murder investigation.

A 63-year-old woman also arrested in connection with Miss Howells’ disappearance has been released on bail and enquiries are continuing at locations across Bradford and Doncaster.

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