THE family of Pamela Jackson is still facing an anxious wait after a body was found on West Yorkshire moorland.
The 55-year-old gran went missing fom her Chester-le-Street home on March 2.
Her partner, Adrian Muir, 50, from Halifax, has been charged with her murder and is set to appear in Newcastle Crown Court on June 11.
Officers have carried out an extensive hunt in woodland near her County Durham home, with divers brought in to search the Wear. At the beginning of this month, the search moved to moorland on the Pennines between Rochdale and West Yorkshire.
On Monday, police found a body in Ripponden, Halifax, which was taken to a mortuary in Bradford, where it was examined by a Home Office pathologist.
The body is expected to be formally identified today. During the search, her sister, Marion Elsinor, 52, who is a care home cook in County Durham, made an emotional appeal for help to find her.
She said then: “It’s an ongoing nightmare. It is out of character for her to go off, and not to tell anyone where she would be.”