Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lois Hounslea Arrested on suspicion of murdering her mother Paula Hounslea whose charred bones were found three years after she disappeared

The daughter of a woman whose charred bones were found three years after she vanished has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Lois Hounslea, 21, was arrested by detectives investigating the death of Paula Hounslea, who disappeared in August 2009 after a family meal to celebrate her mother's birthday.

Police have confirmed that a 20 year-old man is also being quizzed on suspicion of murder.

Miss Hounslea, who was nicknamed 'Loey' by her family, tearfully appealed for her mother's return last Christmas, saying: 'It is the only present I want, that any of us want.'

Her arrest follows a three-year investigation into the fate of Mrs Hounslea, who went missing after allegedly telling her daughter she was going to stay with a friend.

Merseyside Police launched inquiries on May 5 after a dog walker found Mrs Hounslea's charred bones in a firepit on the loopline in Fazkerley.

The grim discovery was made 12 feet down an embankment, near a disused railway line which is now a walking path.

Police investigating the death believe the woman's body may have been dumped as recently as February this year. Read More