05/11/2010

Millionairess Husband In Court

A British Airways Pilot who has been charged with the murder of his millionairess wife, will appear in court later today.

Joanna Brown, 46, who ran an award-winning bed and breakfast, went missing from her £3m country mansion on Monday morning.

Robert Brown, 46, of Ascot, is suspected of killing his wife.

The mother-of-two is yet to be found. Police are currently searching an area of nearby Windsor Great Park.

The couple were married for 11 years but separated in 2007 and Mr Brown is her second husband.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said a family member raised the alarm after he was unable to contact Mrs Brown on November 1.

Her family described her as a "very special person" who is "loved and admired by everyone".

In a statement, they said: "We ask that anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Joanna contact the police."

Officers forced their way into the house and a search led them to believe she had been attacked.

Mr Brown will appear at Slough Magistrates' Court later today.

(BMcN)

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