[04 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Photo Released Of
investigating a murder of a woman believed to come from Coventry
have released a gruesome photo of the body to try and find her
body was found in Treales, near Blackpool, on 27 December and had
been in a frozen field for several days before walkers discovered
are appealing to Asian communities around the country to help
reveal the woman’s identity.
are convinced that the woman was killed elsewhere and brought to
the area, but a previous appeal with an artist’s impression
have asked people living in Coventry to contact them if they know
who she is.
woman was aged around 40, and was about five feet tall. The image
has been digitally enhanced to be as lifelike as possible.
The picture is of a disturbing nature and could easily shock or
distress. To view it
man leading the murder enquiry, Det Supt Mike Arnold, said:
week we released an artist's impression, but the response has
been very disappointing. Although it is unusual to release a
picture of a dead body, we have done so because it may be the
only way to find out who she was."
post mortem examination revealed she had most likely been
priority is to establish who this woman was. We would urge
anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.
somewhere must know who she was. It is highly likely she was
someone's mother, daughter, sister, wife, or aunt."
said it was possible that the woman was not a "missing"
may be that her absence has been explained in a perfectly
plausible way. If she has family overseas, maybe her immediate
friends and relatives believe her to be abroad."
Arnold said he thinks it unlikely the woman was from the Blackpool
area. He believes she was murdered elsewhere and her body -
wrapped in several black bin liners - dumped, possibly several
days before it was found.
with any information is asked to contact the police at Blackpool
on 01253 293933 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.