On Sunday 7 January 2018, a woman presented herself at Cheadle Heath Police Station and disclosed that she had killed a man (thought to be her father) a number of years ago and buried his body in a garden on Matlock Road, Reddish.
Officers immediately launched an investigation and today, Tuesday 9 January, a scene has been established in the garden.
At this time, a body has not been found but enquiries are ongoing and the man’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, have been informed.
A 63-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.
Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.
Detective Inspector Dan Clegg from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:
“Following the report, we’ve made a number of other enquiries and have today, with help from specialist officers, began searching in the garden.
“It’s still very early days in our investigation but I’d like to thank the public so far for their support in allowing us to carry out our enquiries, I’m sure this has been worrying for people in the local area.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1273 of 07/01/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.