‘She’s dead under the bridge!’ Man, 25, is charged with murder

Pictured: Woman whose body was found after man was heard shouting ‘she’s dead under the bridge!’ as 25-year-old appears in court charged with her murder

  • Robert McWhir, 25, from St Neots, Cambridgeshire charged with murder
  • McWhir was arrested on Saturday morning after police were called at 4.30am
  • Local resident said a man shouted ‘she’s dead under the bridge’ around 2am
  • Forensic officers are now combing the shrubland near the new-build estate 


Joel Adams For Mailonline

05:27 EST, 24 December 2018

13:20 EST, 24 December 2018

Friends and family have taken to social media to write emotional tributes to a mother-of-two who was found murdered earlier today. 

Marissa Aldrich, who today was named as the victim in a murder investigation.

Writing on Facebook, Abby Herschell said: ‘Rest in peace little cuz Marissa Aldrich.’

Melissa Howard said: ‘I can’t believe what I am hearing.”

Friends of Marissa Aldrich have taken to social media to pay tribute to her following her murder

She added: ‘Someone tell me it’s all wrong, we will have memories that within never go away.

‘Taken to [sic] young r.i.p babes love u Marissa Aldrich.’

Danielle Louise Barker said: ‘Life is far too short make the most of every minute u can this Christmas with your family.

‘RIP Marissa Aldrich I’m thinking of you and your girls and family.”

Robert McWhir, 25, from St Neots was arrested on Saturday morning

A man was heard screaming ‘she’s dead under the bridge’ before a woman’s body was found just days before Christmas.

A man has now been charged with murder after the woman was found dead in Cambridgeshire.

Mother-of-two Marissa Aldrich, 29, from St Neots, Cambridgeshire, was found at about 2.30am on Saturday. She was pronounced dead at about 4.30am.

Robert McWhir, 25, from St Neots, Cambs., was arrested on Saturday morning after the woman’s body was discovered.

He has been remanded to appear at Luton Crown Court on Thursday, December 27. 

Emergency services were called to an area surrounded by a new-build estate in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, at around 4.30am on Saturday.

Police cordoned off an area of shrubland between Loves Way and Belland Hill, near a bridge covering a water-filled ditch. 

Cambridgeshire Police have been on the scene since Saturday morning and last night charged a local man with murder

Scene-of-crime officers have been seen combing the area in St Neots, Cambs, for clues after a woman’s body was discovered in the early hours of Saturday morning

A resident told Cambridgeshire Live: ‘I heard a man at about 2am. He was making like a ‘rah’ noise.

‘Then a woman came down the road on her own and came back with another woman who was crying.

‘The man came running back round and was shouting ‘She’s dead under the bridge’.’

Another neighbour said their mother had heard people running up and down the road. 

Robert McWhir, 25, from St Neots, Cambs., was arrested on Saturday morning after the woman’s body was discovered near Loves Way, St Neots, Cambs

Images from the scene show police have cordoned off the grassy area as they investigate.

Scene-of-crime officer have been seen examining the the scene and two police cars were parked outside the address overnight.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

McWhir was remanded in custody on Saturday afternoon and will appear at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court this morning.


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