William ‘Bill’ Taylor (pictured) went missing three months ago just three days before his 70th birthday
The former wife of a millionaire farmer who went missing three months ago was arrested for his murder, along with their two sons.
William ‘Bill’ Taylor vanished from his £1.2million home in Gosmore, Hertfordshire, at around 9pm on June 3 – just days before his 70th birthday.
It has now emerged that Angela Taylor, 52, was quizzed over his disappearance, along with sons Michael, 22, and William, 18. They were bailed today. A 53-year-old man was also bailed.
Police have searched for his body and continue to look next to her home.
The Mill Farm, which police are said to be combing, has approximately 150 acres of land.
Detectives have also begun dredging a pond close. Underwater searches were also concentrated at the farm, which is two miles away from Mr Taylor’s home.
One of the corner barns appears to be the main hub for the police search, but other properties have also been examined.
Her eldest son Gavin Foulds, 26, told The Sun: ‘The police have made a massive mistake.
‘That’s why they have been bailed. It is not what it seems and it will all come out eventually.
‘I really don’t know more than that.’
A neighbour said that ex-wife Angela was now seeing another man.
They said: ‘I know she’s been seeing a new guy, a gypsy.’
Another added: ‘They are a lovely family.
‘I regularly see her out walking her dogs and she has always got a “hello”.’
Police forensics search Mill Farm in Gosmore, Hertfordshire, the home Angela Taylor, the estranged wife of William Taylor, after the police make four arrests in connection with his disappearance
The home of William Taylor’s former partner, Angela Taylor, has been searched by police
Police cordons have been put in place around the property as officers hunt for clues
Police arrived at Angela’s farm in Charlton, near Hitchin, at around 7am on Wednesday, neighbours said.
After Mr Taylor went missing, it emerged his Land Rover Defender was deliberately torched in the days before he went missing but police refused to say whether they were treating his disappearance as suspicious.
The four people arrested, all from Hitchin, Herts, have also been arrested on suspicion of arson and conspiracy to commit arson in connection with a vehicle fire at William’s home.
Detective Chief Inspector Carl Foster from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘Extensive enquiries and searches have been carried out since William was reported missing, including a thorough search of the farmland surrounding his home.
Four people were arrested in connection to the murder of William Taylor, whose body has not been found
After the police investigation four suspects were identified who have now been arrested in connection with his disappearence
‘Today, further searches are taking place at three at three other addresses in North Herts.
‘William’s body has not been found and our inquiries are continuing.
‘Understandably this is an extremely difficult time for his family and they have asked for their privacy to be respected.’
Mr Taylor’s family members previously said they are in ‘turmoil’ and are ‘extremely worried’ over his disappearance.
His son Richard Taylor said: ‘If anyone out there knows anything about my dad’s whereabouts please contact the police.
Despite officers searching his entire farmland and beyond they have still not been able to recover his body
A 52-year-old woman and three men, aged 18, 22 and 53 have all been arrested as part of the murder investigation
‘This is an unbearable situation and I am worried sick about him. My family is in turmoil and we are desperate to get him home.’
Officers also searched farmland, hedgerows and copses ‘inch by inch’ around the farm where he lived.
They also revealed he had not used his bank accounts and there had been no sightings of the farmer, who has several grown-up children and grandchildren.
William was described by police as white, around 5ft 11in tall, of medium build with short grey hair.
He was last seen wearing a baby blue-coloured shirt, jeans and black wellies, and may be wearing a navy blue boiler suit.
Police are pictured walking in the land surrounding the farm, from which Mr Taylor has been missing for more than three months
The pensioner called police to report that his Land Rover (pictured) had been torched just days before he went missing
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