Barbara Coombes, a 63-year-old English woman walked into a police station recently to say she killed her father “a number of years ago”.
Acting on her information, detectives later dug up the garden of the family’s £127,000 house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, and found human remains feared to be those of Kenneth Coombes, her father.
A former neighbour of the victim, who was said to be very strict with his daughter and granddaughter, said he ‘vanished’ one day more than a decade ago.
Terry Sever, 70, said “I used to chat with Ken about this new housing development that was going up around the corner.Back in those days I used to work away from home a lot for three weeks a time.
“When I came back home for the weekend next time, Ken had vanished. He had just disappeared. I never found out why. That must have been around 20 years ago.”
Sever said Barbara had lived alone with her father after her mother, Mary, walked out on the marriage.