COPS probing the alleged murders of mum and her two-year-old daughter have found two bodies today.
Police officers made the grim discovery of “concealed” corpses while searching a house in Dundee.
It came after Andrew Innes, 50, was charged with bludgeoning Bennylyn Burke, 25, to death with a hammer and killing her daughter Jellica.
The remains have not been formally identified but Ms Burke’s relatives have been informed.
Forensic experts have spent the last 10 days carrying out a painstaking search of the detached £250,000 HOUSE.
It comes after UK-wide hunt was launched for Bennylyn and Jellica after they were last seen in Bristol on February 17 then reported missing on March 1.
Software engineer Innes appeared at Dundee sheriff court on March 8 accused of their murders. He made no plea.
Prosecutors claim Bennylyn and Jellica were slain between February 17 and March 5.
The charges state Innes attacked Bennylyn by repeatedly striking her on the head with a hammer, or similar implement, and murdered her.
They also say he assaulted her toddler daughter “by means unknown” and murdered her.
Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a significant development in what has been a particularly challenging enquiry for everyone involved.
“Bennylyn’s family have been informed of this development and we will continue to support them at this difficult time as our investigation continues.
“The thoughts of everyone involved in this investigation are with them at this time.
“I would like to thank the local community for their co-operation with what is a large and complex police operation involving many specialist resources from across Police Scotland.
“There will continue to be a significant police presence in the area for some time and I would ask anyone with information to please come forward and speak to us.”
A friend of Bennylyn has told how the mum of two’s disappearance has left loved ones shattered.
She said: “This has broken our hearts.
“Bennylyn’s daughter was her life. We are beyond devastated.”
We revealed how cops investigating the alleged double murder case removed a skip from the home last week.
Forensics teams are now expected to comb the large rubbish container