LONDON (AP) -- A massive search that gripped Britain for two weeks came to a tragic end when detectives announced that two bodies found in a nature reserve almost certainly belong to a pair of missing 10-year-olds.
Surrounded by dozens of journalists, camera crews and grieving residents of the rural town of Soham, near Cambridge, Deputy Chief Constable Keith Hoddy bowed his head Sunday, and led a moment's silence as a mark of respect to Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Meanwhile, detectives continued to question two people, reportedly school workers, suspected in their deaths. Neither has been charged with any crime.
Since they vanished from their hometown on Aug. 4, the search for Holly and Jessica has transfixed Britain, dominating front pages and receiving round-the-clock television coverage.
Police said the remains were moved to a hospital Sunday for further forensic examination.
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