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Police investigating disappearance of Ermatati Rodgers find human remains in field

DETECTIVES investigating the suspected murder of Ermatati Rodgers, who vanished more than a year ago, have found human remains.

Officers made the discovery on farmland near Erddig Hall where they had been digging for several days in connection with her disappearance.

On Tuesday North Wales Police confirmed human remains had been discovered.

A police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are under way to identify the deceased.”

North Wales Police crime scene investigators have worked with forensic archaeologists at the location for the past few days.

Home Office pathologist Dr Brian Rogers visited the site.

A post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday by a Home Office pathologist to establish the cause of death.

Indonesian Ermatati, known as Tati, was last seen at the Somerfield store in Gwersyllt on January 4, 2008.

Ermatati, who was 41 at the time she vanished, was reported missing from her home in Bryn Awel Court, Gwersyllt, on January 5, 2008, after she failed to show for a lunch date with friends in Treuddyn, near Mold.

A 27-year-old man has been re-arrested on suspicion of her murder.

As the Chronicle went to press, he was still being questioned at Wrexham Police Station after detectives were granted an extension by the courts to hold the man, who has not been named, until this morning.

A reward of £100,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of her killer.

Anyone with information should contact North Wales Police on 0845 6071001 (Welsh line) or 1002 (English) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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