The body of mother of two Lindsay Birbeck  was found in a cemetery on Saturday
The grieving husband of a teaching assistant, who was found strangled in a cemetery two weeks ago, said her death "broke" him.
49-year-old Tim Birbeck was devastated after his 47-year-old wife Lindsay was found on Saturday at Accrington Cemetery on the outskirts of the city of Lancashire.
Last night, a 16-year-old boy was arrested by the Lancashire police on suspicion of murder and is in custody.
One of the couple's two children, Steven Birbeck, 19, said the person who killed his mother had robbed her of her chance to become a grandmother.
An autopsy revealed that Ms. Birbeck had died of complications from a neck compression. The body was reportedly hidden.
On posts on Facebook, Mr. Birbeck, chairman of the nearby Hapton Parish Council, replied to a friend that he was "broken buddy, it definitely hurts".
Forensics gather evidence today in a garden across from Accrington Cemetery
The police are now searching the garden of a house across from the Accrington Cemetery
Her wife Tim Birbeck praised the police for "quickly arresting you and the way you were with my family," but added, "It is terrible to see our children go through this."
Mr. Birbeck told a friend of his wife's death that he was "broken buddy, it definitely hurt".
He also commended the police for the "quick arrest and the way you were with my family," but added, "it is terrible to see our children go through this."
The couple had two children and their daughter Sarah, 16, received her GCSE results last week. Steven said, "I always appreciated the thought of seeing my mother smile.
Ms. Birbeck's husband Tim, 49, is the chairman of the nearby Hapton Parish Council
“The fact that she will never see me and my sister grow up and will not be there on our wedding days and will never see her grandchildren makes us deeply sad. All taken from a selfish person who deserves what comes around. & # 39;
The discovery of the body ended an extensive search. Thousands of people in the community were involved in handing out and searching for flyers.
More than 19,000 people had joined a Facebook group to help emergency services find the worker at Ightenhill Elementary School in Burnley.
The police extended the search to a rural quarry, but prevented the public from setting up their own search groups due to the “dangerous terrain”.
Ms. Birbeck was last seen on Monday, August 12th at 4:10 pm in Burnley Road, not far from the cemetery, on video surveillance.
Two police officers are searching the garden of a house across the street from Accrington Cemetery today
Police today are looking in the bush of a garden opposite the cemetery
One of the couple's two children, Steven Birbeck, 19, said the person who killed his mother had robbed her of her chance to become a grandmother
Ms. Birbeck was last seen on August 12th at 4:10 pm on CCTV. In the footage, Ms. Birbeck wore a purple bubble jacket, black leggings and dark sneakers with white soles
The police said their disappearance was "completely atypical." Your Huawei phone has not been used since it disappeared and is still missing.
Detective Superintendent Andy Cribbin, of the Armed Forces' largest investigation team, said: “The response to our previous call was absolutely overwhelming, and I would like to thank everyone who provided the information.
"While we are under arrest, our investigation continues and I would continue to ask anyone with information to report.
"However, I would urge people not to speculate and pay attention to their comments, especially on social media, as this will put the family in trouble and could affect our investigation."
The police continue their search for information in a garden opposite the cemetery today
The police, pictured on site today, said their disappearance was "completely atypical".
The police are investigating in Accrington today. The mother of two children's cell phone is still missing
A coroner looks at a cell phone at the site of the exam in Accrington today
Yesterday, on August 17, at around 2:30 p.m., the police released CCTV images of a suspect walking down Burnley Road towards Accrington in a blue trash can.
A container similar to that found in the footage was found near the scene in which Ms. Birbeck was discovered, the police said.
A large team of detectives has been working on the case since Saturday.
Earlier this week, the police also appealed to hikers and dash cam owners to identify a potential witness.
Hundreds of people gathered at The Coppice in Accrington last week to search for Ms. Birbeck
Police in Lancashire said Ms. Birbeck's body was found at Accrington Cemetery on Saturday
At the weekend, Sharon Griffiths, a friend of Ms. Birbeck's, wrote a heartbreaking appeal on social media.
In a post to her 26-year-old friend, she said: “You have created so many fun memories that I have remembered ever since you left on Monday, August 12th.
"I still cannot understand why my lovely friend is not here and makes me laugh and cry like you did every time we were together or sent messages via WhatsApp.
She added: "You illuminate the room wherever you go and at the moment my room has gone dark."
A special memorial walk will take place on Thursday in memory of Ms. Birbeck.