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Patricia Goodband murder inquiry: Body confirmed as missing woman

Patricia Goodband
Image caption Two men have been charged in connection with the death of Patricia Goodband

A woman's body found in Buckinghamshire has been formally identified as that of Patricia Goodband, 76.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Goodband, who was found in the grounds of her home at Woodham, near Aylesbury, died of head injuries.

She was reported missing on 9 January and found dead on 22 January.

Two men have been charged in connection with her death and have been remanded in custody to appear before Reading Crown Court on 22 April.

Christopher Symons, 63, of Thackeray End, Aylesbury, is charged with murder and Robert Taft, 59, of Kings Close, Westcott, Aylesbury, is charged with obstructing the course of justice and possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Ms Goodband was a director of a building supplies company based at her home.

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