An innocent husband who reported his wife missing was only told she was dead when he was arrested for her murder.
The body of mother-of-five Angela Edwards was found just 200 meters from the home she shared with her husband of 6 years, Stephen Edwards, in St Helens in Lancashire.
The 38-year-old only found out his wife was dead after police told him he was being held on suspicion of murder.
He remained on police bail for his wife's funeral, but police have now ditched the murder inquiry and dropped all action current and future against him. They said they believe her death is not likely to have been suspicious.
Mr Edwards was a carer for his wife who was unable to work because she had bipolar disorder and had slipped a disc.
She was reported missing on September 19 by her husband, and her body was then discovered in undergrowth in fields at about 3pm the following day.
Police said there had been no further arrests and there was 'nothing pointing towards anything suspicious,' but they would have to wait until the outcome of the inquest.
He said he plans to lodge a complaint with Merseyside Police about the way he has been treated.