A MONSTER has admitted murdering a mum whose body was discovered in an empty home after she vanished from a funeral.

Emily Sanderson, 48, was last seen by family at her dad's funeral on May 19 and was reported missing a few days later.

Her body was discovered in a house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 11 days after she disappeared.

Mark Nicholls, 43, today pleaded guilty to a single count of murder at Sheffield Crown Court.

He was remanded into custody head of sentencing on October 6.

Emily's family had issued a desperate plea for information after she vanished.

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They said: "We are all worried sick about you. We love you and need you home safe."

Police found her body in a three-bedroom home that neighbours believed was empty on May 30.

The property, which had recently sold, had previously been listed on Right Move.

A post mortem found Emily died from head injuries.

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South Yorkshire Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct following Emily's death.

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