A Halifax man will be sentenced today after being found guilty of her manslaughter.
Adrian Muir killed Pamela Jackson by fracturing her skull during a row at her home. He then drove her 120 miles to moorland near Cragg Vale in March.
The cold late Spring hampered police’s efforts to find her, and her resting place was only discovered in May.
By that time 51-year-old Muir, who met Ms Jackson on a dating website, had been charged with her murder.
He continued to deny being the killer at his trial at Newcastle Crown Court, despite overwhelming evidence, and on Friday the jury found him not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.
He will be sentenced later today (Monday).