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Cold Cases

The joint Suffolk and Norfolk Cold Case Team was set up in August 2008 to investigate murders, missing people and serious sexual offences which have not be resolved and in some cases stretch right back to the 1960s.

  • Richard Clarke Cold Case

    Richard Clarke

    Richard Clarke – Operation Dahlia

    Richard Clarke, aged 73, died after being found collapsed on his driveway in Cranley Green Road in Eye on Saturday 22 August 2009.

    It is...

  • Linda Smith

    Linda Smith

    On 16 January 1961 twelve-year-old Linda Smith left her Great Aunt’s house in Earls Colne, Essex to go to the newsagents. She did this errand most days and it would normally take her...

  • Victoria Hall

    Victoria Hall

    Victoria Hall – Operation Avon

    On Saturday 18 September 1999, 17-year-old Victoria Hall had a night out in Felixstowe with a friend. They went to the Bandbox nightclub, leaving...

  • Karen Hales; cold case

    Karen Hales

    Karen Hales – Operation Lavenham

    Karen Hales was 21 years old woman living in Lavenham Road, Ipswich with her fiancé and their 19-month-old daughter.

    On Sunday 21...

  • Jeanette Kempton; body found

    Jeanette Kempton

    On 18 February 1989 the partially decomposed body of Jeanette Kempton was found in a ditch adjacent to the B1518 road at Wangford in Suffolk.

    32-year-old Jeanette lived in Brixton...

  • Edna Harvey; cold case

    Edna Harvey

    Edna Harvey – Operation Elderberry

    On Tuesday 28 August 1984 Edna Mary Ann Harvey was murdered in her home on Finchley Road, Ipswich.

    Edna who was born in 1897 was found...

  • Doris Shelley; cold case

    Doris Shelley

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    Doris Shelley was an 82-year-old lady who kept herself to herself and lived alone in the small village of Martlesham.

    Sometime between 2pm...

  • Dora Pratt; cold case; murdered

    Dora Pratt

    Dora Pratt was a 76-year-old lady who lived alone and ran a shop in Bulstrode Road, Ipswich, living at the premises.

    At about 5.00 am on Saturday 9 January 1982, Dora was found...

  • Diane Jones; cold case; murdered

    Diane Jones

    Diane Jones was the 35-year-old wife of a doctor living in Coggeshall, Essex.

    On 23 July 1983 the couple went for a drink at their local public house, leaving at about 11 pm to...

  • Bernard Oliver; cold case

    Bernard Oliver

    Bernard Oliver - Operation Tattingstone

    Seventeen-year-old Bernard Oliver lived in Muswell Hill, London with his father and five siblings.

    On 6 January 1967 he left his...