A MURDER investigation has been launched after a woman walked into a police station and claimed she had killed her father and buried his body in the garden.
Forensic teams are now digging at the semi-detached in Matlock Road in Reddish, Greater Manchester.
The 63-year-old woman allegedly made the admission at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday.
She remains in custody and a murder enquiry has now been launched.
Evidence tents have been erected at the back of the house and it is understood 18 bins have been delivered to the property at the request of officers.
Detective Inspector Dan Clegg from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Following the report, we’ve made a number of other enquiries and have today, with help from specialist officers, began searching in the garden.
“It’s still very early days in our investigation but I’d like to thank the public so far for their support in allowing us to carry out our enquiries, I’m sure this has been worrying for people in the local area.”
In a statement, GMP said: “At this time, a body has not been found but enquiries are ongoing and there is scene in place.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1273 of 07/01/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
As part of their enquiries, police are trying to establish if the alleged victim is deceased.
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