Fulham - (Cadaver Mess): Forensic scientists examining the remains of a body discovered under a Fool'em patio are staying tightlipped.
By late this afternoonn however police sources said the corpse buried in the back garden at 38A Alderville Road, SW6, may have been there 'some 10-15 years.'
The excavations took place after a tip-off from the public and centre on the home of a Mr Heath, a resident of some four or five years only, currently receiving cancer treatment in hospital.
He is not a suspect.
"Is it architect's wife Gracia Morton?" local launrette attendant Phyllis Birdy asked as speculation mounted about the identity of the skeleton.
Mrs Morton, an Argentine violinist married to Notting Hill architect Jonathan Morton, vanished into thin air circa 1997 leaving a trail of question marks.
Her elderly husband was subsequently convicted of her killing despite the absence of a body and evidence that during his 2005 trial was largely circumstantial.
Earlier this year convicted serial killer and sex offender Peter Tobin was found guilty of the 1991 murder of schoolgirld Dinah McNichol after a garden was dug up in Margate, Kent.
A bit of a patio-corpse specialist himself, Tobin has confessed to killing 'up to 48' women during his lifetime's rampage of slaughter and intimidation.
Police appealed last year for information about Tobin's missing years after consulting a 30 year list of UK missing persons.
The Fulham investigation continues.