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A funeral has been held for a woman whose remains were found 20 years after her disappearance.

Sandie Bowen, 53, went missing from her home in South Wales in August 1997 where she was last thought to have boarded a train to Folkestone where her daughter Anita Giles lives.

A year later her husband Michael was found guilty of her murder but never admitted the crime, and her body was only found almost 20 years later.

Sandie Bowen was murdered in 1997
Sandie Bowen was murdered in 1997

Sandie's remains were found in Wentwood Reservoir in South Wales in February this year.

A service was held on Friday.

It was reported that Michael Bowen had murdered Sandie in a jealous rage after learning that she was having an affair, before dumping her body in the Wentwood forest.

He was released from prison in 2015 but has never revealed the location of his wife's body.

Sandie's daughter Ms Giles has repeatedly appealed for Bowen to reveal more information.

She told the KM Group in 2002: "He has finally admitted his involvement, but he still isn't telling the true story about what happened.

"I don't know why he's finally decided to say something.

"Maybe he's found his conscience, maybe he feels guilty for me and my children."

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