60-Year-Old Man Charged With Alethea Taylor Murder
Police officers investigating the disappearance of a 63-year-old woman from Herefordshire earlier this year have confirmed that a 60-year-old man has this afternoon been charged with her murder.
Mrs Alethea Taylor was last seen at her home address in Orleton at around 8.30am on Thursday 19 January 2012.
Despite extensive searches by specialist police officers and many people from the local community, she has not been seen since.
Speaking about this latest development, Detective Inspector Dave Williams said:
"I can confirm that earlier today a 60-year-old man was charged with the murder of Alethea Taylor.
"He will be appearing at Hereford Magistrates Court in the morning.
"Although this represents a significant step forward in our enquiry, our work on this case will be continuing and we remain keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have information about Alethea's disappearance
"Anyone who'd like to speak to police officers about this case is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000."
Issued: Friday 15 June 2012