The body of Sian O’Callaghan may have been found, according to police. Two bodies have been discovered and one of them is thought to be that of the missing woman from Swindon.
A 47-year-old man from Swindon has been arrested on two counts of murder.
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher and Chief Superintendent Steve Hedley confirmed at a press conference that one of the two bodies is likely to be Sian.
The other body has not yet been identified.
Police said that the O’Callaghan family are understandably distressed and asked the public to give them privacy to come to terms with the news.
Sian O’Callaghan went missing five days ago after leaving a nightclub in Swindon on her own.
A high-profile hunt has ensued and the missing woman ‘s family and boyfriend have appealed for information.
A man was arrested earlier today and a white police tent was today erected in the front garden of a semi-detached house on Ashbury Avenue in Swindon.
Three police vans were parked outside the house and the area was cordoned off.
Earlier today, O’Callaghan’s family thanked members of the public who have helped in the search for Sian.
“The sheer numbers of people who have given up their time to help search for Sian and distribute appeal posters are overwhelming and we couldn’t ask for better support from the public, police and media,” the family said in a statement.
“This is an extremely difficult time for us and we continue to hope and pray that our beautiful girl is found soon.”
Sadly, it looks as though Sian O’Callaghan has not been found alive.
More information concerning the two bodies that have been found will be coming soon, Swindon police said.