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Hampshire murder team given names for torture suspect

Georgina Edmonds
Georgina Edmonds was tortured then battered with her own rolling pin

A number of new names for the prime suspect in the murder of an elderly woman in Hampshire have been given to police after a fresh appeal.

Officers revealed on Monday they had obtained a DNA profile of the attacker who killed Georgina Edmonds, 77.

She was tortured at her Brambridge home for her bank card pin number and battered to death with her rolling pin.

Thirty-six calls have been received after the appeal, including names for a suspect seen on CCTV after the attack.

£30,000 reward

The man was wearing a fluorescent jacket when he used a cash machine at a Tesco Express in Twyford Road, only a few miles from Mrs Edmonds' home, at 2238 GMT on the same day.

Mrs Edmonds was found dead on 11 January 2008 by her son and a family friend.

New forensic techniques have helped police to put together the DNA profile and samples from a number of people identified to police will be now be taken to see if they match.

Police believe the killer has a "strong connection" to a specific area of Eastleigh and Boyatt Wood.

Since the murder, police have received more than 1,000 calls from the community and have taken more than 1,700 statements.

A reward of £30,000 is still being offered for information that leads to the killer.



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