The trial of undertaker John Taylor, charged with the murder of his wife Alethea Taylor, is now set to start this afternoon.
Alethea Taylor vanished without trace from the couple's Orleton home in January last year.
Despite an intensive police investigation she has yet to be found.
Her husband, who ran a funeral business from the address in Mortimer Drive, Orleton, was charged with her murder in June last year.
Jury selection for the four week trial at Worcester Crown Court is now underway.