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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    UK - Saraya Broadhurst, 43, Torquay, April 2001

    Human remains in missing woman's garden

    Police have dug up human remains in the garden of a woman who disappeared more than four years ago as detectives hold a man for her murder.
    Saraya Broadhurst, 43, has not been seen since she vanished in Torquay, Devon, in February, 2001.

    A 52-year-old man was arrested last night in Torquay by police investigating her disappearance and he is still in custody.

    Police yesterday erected a marquee in the rear garden of a house in Wright's Lane, Torquay, when they began the dig in connection with her disappearance.

    A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: "A tent has been erected in the rear garden of the address and a forensic archaeological investigation is taking place."

    Ms Broadhurst, who was unmarried, lived in a flat in the property.

    The police said the development followed a new lead in the missing person inquiry.

    More: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/08112005/35...-s-garden.html

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From October 2006:


    A 51-year-old Devon man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, whose body he cut up and buried in his garden.

    Donald Platt strangled Cornwall-born Saraya Broadhurst, 39, after they had had a row at their flat in Wright's Lane in Torquay...

    Platt, who was found guilty of murder, must serve 12 years, six months before he can be considered for parole.

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