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Picture released in murder probe
Georgina Edmonds
Post-mortem tests showed Georgina Edmonds died from head injuries
Police investigating the murder of a 77-year-old woman in her village home have released a photo of a card holder they think was in her missing handbag.

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

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

Detectives believe the credit card holder may have been thrown away, sold or given to a charity shop.

Man eliminated

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

Police released a map on 8 February listing a number of people they want to talk to, who were seen in the area the day Mrs Edmonds was killed.

A man has since been eliminated from police queries.

Det Ch Insp Paul Barton, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "It is possible that this item has been discarded in the area surrounding Mrs Edmonds' home or further away in neighbouring villages or towns.

Silver credit card holder
Police are looking for Mrs Edmonds' missing credit card holder

"This is very much still an active investigation and although we are very pleased with the response we have received from the community, we still need to urge people to continue coming forward with information.

"If you find the credit card holder or have any information that you think may be relevant, no matter how small, please contact us immediately."

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. They have all been released without charge.

SEE ALSO
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08 Feb 08 |  Hampshire
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Murder police release two e-fits
04 Feb 08 |  Hampshire
House near murder scene searched
28 Jan 08 |  Hampshire

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