AN investigation into the death of Maggie Smythe continues.

A police presence remains at The Red Bridge pub in Bury Old Road, today.

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A huge search operation was launched on Wednesday, January 30, after the 29-year-old mum went missing from her home.

On Friday, February 1, police found a body near Red Lane, on the border between Breightmet and Ainsworth. Detectives believe the body to be that of Maggie.

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Floral tributes have been left in Red Lane as police continue to stay at the scene.

This morning, eight police vehicles and a JCB digger have been parked at the site.

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Christopher Taylor, aged 39, of Greenroyd Avenue, Breightmet, has been charged with murdering Margaret Jean Smythe on January 26.