Found dead on 19th August 2014

Elaine Flanagan was found dead in the back garden of her house in Wigan Road, Leigh on 19th August 2014. She is believed to have been in her late 50s to early 60s.

Police officers discovered Ms Flanagan’s body just after midnight after they were called to the property by a concerned member of the public. Some reports suggested that her death took place on or around 25th July 2014.

Her husband Thomas Flanagan (57) was later arrested and then charged with her murder.

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of her death was inconclusive and further tests are taking place.

Flanagan was remanded in custody at Wigan Magistrates’ Court to appear at Liverpool Crown Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Note: This report was drawn from a report on the BBC, Leigh Journal and the Manchester Gazette.

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