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Murder police find mobile phone
Georgina Edmonds

Police investigating the murder of a 77-year-old woman in her village home have found the victim's mobile phone.

Georgina Edmonds was found dead by her son at her home in Kiln Lane, Brambridge, Hampshire, on 11 January.

Specialist teams found the phone as they searched a path that runs along the River Itchen.

Detectives released a map earlier showing a number of people they want to talk to, who were seen in the area on the day Mrs Edmonds was killed.

Det Ch Insp Paul Barton, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "This is a significant find as it indicates that the person or people responsible for Mrs Edmonds' death have used this footpath to leave the area.

These people may have entirely legitimate reasons why they were in the area
Det Ch Insp Paul Barton

"I would urge anyone who used this path, which runs from Brambridge towards Eastleigh, emerging at Highbridge Road, Twyford Road and Bishopstoke, on 11 January to contact us."

Post-mortem tests showed Mrs Edmonds died of extensive head injuries.

Mrs Edmonds' daughter, who works as a nurse in Kenya and Sudan and has since returned to England, appealed for help in finding her mother's killer.

A distinctive key fob, Mrs Edmonds' cash card, cheque book and handbag have all been missing since the killing.

Officers began searching a house in Twyford Road, two miles from where Mrs Edmonds was killed, two weeks after her death.

Four men were arrested on 14 January. Three were released without charge while a 37-year-old man was released on bail.

Post-mortem tests showed Mrs Edmonds died of extensive head injuries. An inquest into her death is due to open later.

1: 1200 GMT: White man, mid-late 30s, medium build, short dark receding hair (widow's peak)
2: 0930 GMT or 1230 GMT: White man, late 50s to early 60s, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in, medium build, with a Scottie dog
3: 1610 GMT: Man with full head of dark hair
4: 1300 GMT: White man, 40s, 6ft to 6ft 1in, gingerish stubble, scruffy light green jacket
5: 1300 GMT to 1330 GMT: Man, 18 to 30, 5ft 9in to 6ft, grey loose-fitting tracksuit
6: 1415 GMT: Man, under 30, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in, slim to medium, short fair hair
7: 1300 GMT: White man, 30 to 40, 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in, slim, olive tone skin, prominent cheekbones
8: 1340 GMT: Man, 30 to 50, 6ft, lean build, short pale brown hair, thin angular face
9: 1400 GMT: White man, 5ft 10in, proportionate build
10: 1430 GMT to 1445 GMT: White man, 25 to 28, 5ft 10in, dark hair, unshaven, unkempt round face
11: 1345 GMT: White man, 30 to 35, 6ft 2in to 6ft 3in, thin face (cheekbones showing), dark brown collar-length hair
12: 1455 GMT: White man, 30 to 40, 5ft 7in to 5ft 10in, slim to medium build, dark brown collar-length hair

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