Two bodies are Holly and Jessica
DETECTIVES are continuing to question Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr today after the search for Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman came to a tragic end.Cambridgeshire Deputy Chief Constable Keith Hoddy confirmed two bodies found in Suffolk were those of the missing 10-year-old girls.
DETECTIVES are continuing to question Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr today after the search for Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman came to a tragic end.
Cambridgeshire Deputy Chief Constable Keith Hoddy confirmed two bodies found in Suffolk were those of the missing 10-year-old girls.
Mr Hoddy said it could be some days before they were formally identified.
It was a weekend that dashed hopes of finding the two girls alive and left a nation in mourning.
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7pm Sunday – Cambridgeshire Deputy Chief Constable Keith Hoddy confirms peoples' worst fears when he says police are as sure as they can be the bodies found in Suffolk were those of Holly and Jessica.
9.30am Sunday - A service began at the parish church in the home village of Holly and Jessica.
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The Rev Tim Alban Jones, vicar of Soham, apologised to the congregation for the lack of prayer books and service papers due to the huge turn-out.
Many wiped tears from their eyes as they mourned the loss of the 10-year-olds.
11.55pm Saturday – Reports claim that police sources have said they believe that two bodies discovered in a copse near Mildenhall in Suffolk are those of the missing 10-year-olds Jessica and Holly.
However Cambridge police still have not officially confirmed the bodies were Jessica and Holly's
1pm Saturday - Two bodies were discovered in a copse near Lakenheath air base by member of the public
Detectives have said they could not confirm the bodies were those of Jessica and Holly.
School caretaker Ian Huntley, 28, and his girlfriend Maxine Carr, 24, both from the girls' home village of Soham, are still in custody after being arrested on suspicion of their murder.
8am Saturday - In a statement, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hebb, of Cambridgeshire Police said that two people, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested early today on suspicion of murdering Holly and Jessica.
The man, Ian Huntley, was detained on suspicion of murder and abduction and the woman, Maxine Carr, on suspicion of murder.
DCI Hebb tells reporters that items of major importance had been recovered during a search of Soham Village College.
Searches continue at the college, the primary school and at the house of the arrested man.
10.25pm Friday - Police say Mr Huntley and Maxine Carr have "completed witness statements and are no longer with officers".
3.55pm Friday - School caretaker Ian Huntley, 28, and his girlfriend Maxine Carr, 25, a teaching assistant in Holly and Jessica's class at St Andrew's Primary School until the end of last term, are questioned by police over the girls' disappearance.
Later, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hebb said officers were also searching the Soham couple's home, Soham Village College, and St Andrew's Primary School, which the girls attended. A senior police source says the search would take days rather than hours.
11.30am Friday - The girls' parents make their first joint public appeal since the early stages of the inquiry. In an emotionally charged news conference, they back the police investigation, thank the public, and make a direct appeal to any abductor.