A man has admitted to murdering his wife after her remains were found at a beauty spot.
Thomas McCann, 49, faces a life sentence after pleading guilty to murdering Yvonne McCann, 46, after the mum and grandma was found dead at Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, in May last year.
McCann, bearded and wearing a black t-shirt, appeared during a brief hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court this afternoon via video link from prison.
He was remanded in custody, and will be sentenced at the end of the month, reports the Manchester Evening News.
No further details about the case were disclosed in court.
McCann had most recently appeared at Manchester Crown Court from HMP Forest Bank in October last year.
He was previously charged with murder at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.
A murder probe was launched last summer after a member of the public discovered Mrs McCann’s body in “several parts”, the MEN reported at the time.
An inquest into mum-of-four and carer Mrs McCann’s death was opened at Stockport Coroners Court in July 2020, after a post mortem was done on May 26.
Coroner Alison Mutch said at the hearing: “I would like to take the opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Mrs McCann, in particular her children at their loss at this difficult time.”
In a tribute issued last June by Mrs McCann’s children they described their mum as “funny, loud and caring”.
“If anyone was to be asked to describe our Mum in one word, funny, loud, caring, loving are just a few,” they wrote.
“Our Mum raised four children and was a Nanna to two beautiful Grandchildren.
“There was never a quiet moment in our house, we knew we were loved unconditionally, and she taught us to stick up for ourselves, but also to be kind and to treat people right.
“Our Mum was never happier than when she had her family around her, and always put her children first. Mum was “louder than life” – we often heard her belly laugh before we even saw her. She was quick to smile and had time for anyone.
“Mum never took life too seriously, she was always joking and laughing, and it’s difficult to find a photograph of her where she isn’t pulling a funny face or sticking her tongue out.
“There was nobody like our Mum.
“She was our world and we were hers, we have lost the heart of our family.
“Mum was the bond that kept us all together, and we feel numb and broken without her.
“We know she would want us to enjoy our life every bit as much as she did. It brings us comfort to know that she is now with our Grandparents who she dearly missed.
“We would like to express our gratitude to friends and family for their kind thoughts, and would like to request some privacy at this tragic time.”