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Reward offer over tortured woman
Georgina Edmonds
Post-mortem tests showed Georgina Edmonds died from head injuries
A 5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of the killer of a 77-year-old woman who was bludgeoned to death in her home.

Georgina Edmonds' body was discovered by her son at her home in Kiln Lane, Brambridge, Hampshire, on 11 January. She had been tortured by her killers.

Post-mortem tests revealed she died of extensive head injuries. No-one has been charged with her killing.

Her son Harry offered a 3,000 reward and police have added to the amount.

Mr Edmonds, said: "I am offering this reward to anyone who can provide the police with information that leads to the conviction of the person or people responsible for my mother's death."

Det Ch Insp Paul Barton, of Hampshire police, said: "We believe that the person responsible for Mrs Edmonds' death may have confessed to a friend or relative and we hope that this reward will encourage them to come forward and do the right thing by giving their information to us."

We believe that the person responsible for Mrs Edmonds' death may have confessed to a friend or relative
Det Ch Insp Paul Barton
Hampshire Constabulary

Earlier this month, police said "a kitchen paring knife or something of similar shape and size" may have been used to make the puncture wounds to her body.

A man dressed in a fluorescent jacket was captured on CCTV on the evening of Mrs Edmonds' death trying to take money from her account at a cashpoint machine in Eastleigh - just a few miles from her home.

Officers have been unable to trace him or two men seen on several occasions at Brambridge Garden Centre close to Mrs Edmonds' home, despite releasing e-fits of them.

Four men were arrested on 14 January. They have all been released without charge.



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