Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Final Chapter of Tragic Life

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Final Chapter of Tragic Life

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IN beautiful autumn sunshine the final chapter in Pauline Reade's tragic story was completed.

Specialist workmen had gently exhumed three bodies from her family's plot at Gorton Cemetery, screened off by two black tents.

When they reached the remains of Pauline, her niece stepped forward.

Jackie Reade, 45, passed a red velvet bag to funeral director, Adam Braithwaite.

It contained Pauline's jaw bone and hair samples, which had been secretly kept for 30 years in a laboratory at Leeds University on behalf of Greater Manchester Police. They were discovered last year.

Also in the bag was a pendant and items of Pauline's clothing - only returned to her family this summer after also being found in police storage.

The bag was placed in Pauline's casket and finally her family had laid her to rest. …

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