Mrs West, 40, and her husband, Frederick, 52, are jointly charged with murdering Heather between 28 May 1987 - the year in which she disappeared - and 27 February this year.
The new charge brings to nine the number of joint murder counts against the Gloucestershire couple. The joint charges relate to the discovery of the remains of young women and girls in the house and garden of their semi-detached home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. A police spokesman said Mrs West, a mother-of-eight, was charged with her daughter's murder on Thursday night.
As well as the murder charges, she also faces two earlier charges of rape involving a girl under the age of 16, and a charge of assaulting an eight-year-old boy, occasioning actual bodily harm.Reuse content