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South Wales Police confirm human skeleton found at Trem-Y-Cwm, Beddau, was that of Mr John Sabine.

South Wales Police can confirm that the human skeleton found in plastic wrapping at Trem-Y-Cwm, Beddau, was that of Mr John Sabine.

John Sabine would now have been 85 years of age and is believed to have moved to Trem-Y-Cwm with his wife Leigh Ann Sabine in February 1997. DNA evidence has confirmed the identity of Mr Sabine, who was last seen in 1997.

Mrs Sabine passed away on 30th October 2015 and is currently the main suspect in this investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan said: “This is an extraordinary set of circumstances and we are working tirelessly to put together the pieces of what is a complex investigation.

“We would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew John and Leigh (Ann) Sabine and who may have socialised with them or met them back in 1996-1997.

“We would also appeal directly to the community in and around Trem-Y-Cwm to contact us with any information they may have in relation to the plastic wrapping that Mr Sabine was concealed in.”

A post-mortem examination established John Sabine had injuries consistent with an assault.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Incident Room on 01656 306099 quoting reference number 1500435794. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.