Police uncover human remains believed to be of the missing nurse, 65, in the woods – four weeks after her daughter, 38, was charged with murder after a fire at their childhood home
- Nurse Judy Fox, 65, has been missing since a fire at her home on June 14
- Her daughter Lucy Fox, 38, has been charged with murder and arson on purpose
- The police were looking for Judy, but had left a blank to this day
- Now officers believe Mrs. Fox’s found human remains
The human remains found by police are believed to come from a missing nurse whose daughter has now been charged with murder.
Officers were looking for Judy Fox, 65, after there was no sign of her after a fire at her Georgian property in Apley Park, Shifnal, Shrops, on June 14.
Her daughter Lucy Fox, 38, has been charged with murder and arson with the intention of endangering life, even though her mother’s body was not found.
Agents were looking for Judy Fox, 65, after a fire at her Georgian Shropshire home
But today (Friday), West Mercia police revealed that human remains had been discovered in the search for the missing mother.
The force said the remains were found near The Lloyds, a stretch of ancient wood close to the River Severn and the historic Ironbridge Gorge.
Detective Superintendent Mark Bellamy said, “Today we conducted searches around The Lloyds in Coalport as part of our investigation to find Judy Fox after concerns were raised on Sunday, June 14.
“As part of these searches, we found human remains.
“Formal identification has not yet been done, but we will keep Judy’s family informed of this development and continue to support them in a really terrible time.
“Agents remain in the area, and The Lloyds is closed between the intersection for Legges Way and The Free Bridge.”
Judy’s daughter Lucy, 38, has been charged with murder and arson with the intention of endangering life
Lucy Fox, of Bridgnorth, Shrops., Was remanded in custody at an earlier hearing and will appear in Stafford Crown Court in November.
Emergency services were burned at the stake where no injuries were reported.
But the questions raised concerns about the well-being of Ms. Fox, who worked as a staff nurse for the local newspapers Express & Star and Shropshire Star, based in Wolverhampton.
Former colleagues pay tribute to her, with Louise Sims, head of human resources at MNA Media, adding, “She was very caring.
“She always saw the funny side of things.
The police line at Judy Fox’s home in Haughton Drive, Shifnal
“As a company nurse, she faced a number of difficult situations, but she always saw the funny side, she was a great character.
“She always had time to talk and was always sympathetic and caring.”
Newspaper deputy editor Mark Drew said, “Judy was always a calming presence in the office.
“She had an infectious smile and had time for everyone. She was one of those people that everyone got excited about right away. ‘
In a statement released at the time of her disappearance, her family said, “Judy was a wonderful mother and a devoted grandmother.
“Our hearts are breaking with grief, and the family would kindly request privacy right now.”
Residents living on the street, where house prices averaged £ 280,000, were shocked at the tragedy.
A resident, not wanting to be named, said, “We were told she was missing and believed to be dead, but we had no idea his daughter was suspected.
“She was a nice lady, everyone is just shocked at what happened. It is not such an area. ‘
Another resident added, “We saw all the emergency services, but had no idea what was going on. It is really sad and there has been a creepy atmosphere ever since.
“The police questioned everyone in depth about what they know, but I didn’t know her very well.”