GUILTY UK - (Christopher Halliwell) Rebecca Godden-Edwards, 21, Swindon, 27 Dec 2002

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The age on the thread topic line is an estimation as police currently do not know just when Rebecca died; she disappeared approximately eight years ago, and would have been 29 this coming Monday. Her body was located based on information from Swindon taxi driver Chris Halliwell, arrested and charged for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan. The date on the topic line indicates the day her remains were found.

    Sian O'Callaghan police name second woman

    much more at Guardian link above

    Face of the second body: Sian murder detectives identify human remains as Becky Godden
    more, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above
     
  2. Clio

    Clio New Member

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    From Wiltshire Police website

    See http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/inde...ns-found-in-eastleach&catid=43:news&Itemid=50

    Even more tragic that her parents learnt of her death on what would have been her 29th birthday
     
  3. Cherwell

    Cherwell Well-Known Member

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    It seems that Halliwell was telling the truth anyway - personal problems, thought to have left the area .....

    Possibly this suggestion as reported by the Grauniad comes from his description of a 'vice girl'.
     
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    Clio New Member

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    Det Steve Fulcher said

    Surely the police have been talking to CH anyway. Maybe they are hoping that now they have more details to confront him with he might say something new.

    If he is charged with the murder of RGE can this be added to the existing charge and what, if anything, will that do the trial dates?
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    o/t

    To use Guardian 'Readers recommend' terminology, donds for the Grauniad reference.
     
  6. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    O/T but lol, never thought someone in t'other side of the pond would pick that up:crazy:
     
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    In the news conference today the detective identified the lady as Rebecca Godden and he spoke of the Godden family. It wasn't until later that the surname Edwards was added in media reports, does anyone know why?
     
  8. Cherwell

    Cherwell Well-Known Member

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    Edwards is the name of her stepfather. Some of the media have carried a photo of Becky as a bridesmaid with her mother at her wedding. The family have said that she would be known as Godden-Edwards if she were still with them.
     
  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Grauniad...er, Guardian has another article up, a bit more 'human interest' in scope though it covers about the same basic territory as the one posted above:

    The tragic fate of Becky Godden-Edwards
    more at link
     
  10. Cherwell

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    It depends. The police may wish to keep it back as a separate charge if necessary. If a suspect is acquitted of a crime, he can be charged again with a separate offence.
     
  11. Distant Observer

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    I think CH honestly believed that she was a vice girl but that may just have been a natural assumption if she had approached his car on the street and showed typical signs of being a drug user.

    I think LE will wish to charge CH with her murder. I can't see any reason not to unless he has a plausible story which might reduce the charge to manslaughter.

    I think the feelings of loss must be unbearable for Becky's family and my heart goes out to them. R.I.P Becky.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Paulette Active Member

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    We simply use google.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I actually first heard it in a journalism class an embarrassingly long time ago. Guardian typesetters were a bit of an inaccurate crew.
     
  16. Cherwell

    Cherwell Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, for many of us in the UK it's practically second nature to call it the Grauniad. It was given the nickname many years ago by Private Eye. As you say, notorious for its typos and errors.
     
  17. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Becky's defense at trial for the Trout Inn, Lechlade, burglary, which she admitted:

     
  18. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Poignant article about Becky Godden Edwards
     
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    Daily Mail goes for the melodrama (or mailodrama I guess):

    Rebecca, just one more lost soul cut adrift by drugs
    good lengthy article at link
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Mother of Becky Godden-Edwards speaks for the first time
    (lengthy, sad account at Daily Mail link above)
     

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