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Two arrested over Paula Hounslea murder

Paula Hounslea
Image caption Paula Hounslea was last seen in August 2009

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found on a disused railway line in Liverpool.

Paula Hounslea, 37, from West Derby, was last seen by her family in August 2009.

Her remains were found in a disused fire pit next to the Liverpool Loopline in Fazakerley on 5 May.

Police have arrested a 21-year-old woman from West Derby and a 20-year-old man from Bowring Park.

Forensic tests revealed the victim's body was placed in the pit some time between last autumn and the start of this year.

Her remains, which were found with burn marks on them, were discovered by a dog walker.

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