A SEARCH in a Bradford street as part of a murder investigation has entered its eleventh day.

Police officers are still making enquiries in Independent Street, Little Horton, over the alleged murder of Susan Howells and have been in the area since the end of last month.

They could be seen removing evidence bags from a property on Monday and searching inside and outside a home.

The searches are continuing in Bradford and Doncaster after West Yorkshire Police confirmed the human remains they found on Friday, in Doncaster, are that of the missing 52-year-old, Miss Howells.

A police officer was guarding the scene yesterday and residents told the Telegraph & Argus searches were taking place in the back garden of a home on Independent Street.

Miss Howells, who was last seen in February and reported missing in August by her family, was 52-years-old and from Harrogate.

Her remains were found last Friday by officers searching private land in Station Road, and police confirmed it was Miss Howells after running forensic tests.

The inquiry is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire have confirmed that human remains found in Doncaster are those of Susan Howells.

"The remains were found last Friday by officers searching private land in Station Road.

"Forensic tests have now confirmed that the remains are of the 52-year-old from Harrogate, who was reported missing in August.

"Her family have been informed.

"Two men have been charged in connection with her disappearance and have been remanded to appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish how she died and officers are continuing to search locations in Bradford and Doncaster."

Police have been seen in the street since September 27 and Crime Scene Investigation vans have frequently been parked on the street.

Forensic officers have been seen coming in and out of a building on the road, just across from where a cordon was put in place on grassland.

The two men charged in connection with the disappearance of Miss Howells have been remanded in custody and will appear at Leeds Crown Court later this month.

Dale Tarbox, 39, of Station Road, Doncaster, was the first to be charged.

He was accused of murdering the missing woman and was remanded back into custody after appearing at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday, October 3.

Keith Wadsworth, 60, of Dunscroft, Doncaster, also appeared at Leeds on Thursday.

He was charged that day with preventing a lawful and decent burial.

Wadsworth was also remanded into custody and both he and Tarbox will appear before Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday, October 30.

A 63-year-old woman also arrested in connection with Miss Howells’ disappearance has been released on bail.