Page last updated at 14:42 GMT, Saturday, 12 July 2008 15:42 UK

Cars sought in torture death case

Georgina Edmonds
Post-mortem tests showed Georgina Edmonds died from head injuries

Detectives investigating a 77-year-old woman's murder six months ago have released details of seven vehicles seen near the scene they want to trace.

Georgina Edmonds was found at her home in Brambridge, Hampshire on 11 January. She was tortured and had head injuries.

Officers stopped vehicles matching the descriptions of the seven on Friday.

They also handed out leaflets to the public. A reward for information leading to her killer has been raised from 5,000 to 20,000.

This was a despicable crime committed against a vulnerable member of our community
Det Ch Insp Paul Barton

On Friday, a Bluetooth broadcast was transmitted from a police car patrolling the Eastleigh and Brambridge area between 1800 and 2200 BST.

The police message included images relating to the case.

Detectives are still keen to trace a man seen on CCTV wearing a fluorescent jacket trying to get money out at a Tesco Express in Twyford Road with Mrs Edmonds' cash card on the day she died.

Man at cash point
Someone used Mrs Edmonds' cash card only a few miles from her home

Det Ch Insp Paul Barton, of Hampshire police, said: "It is very much an active investigation.

"We are particularly keen to speak to the owners of a number the vehicles in the area of the day of her murder.

"These people may have vital information that could lead us to the victim's killer.

"This was a despicable crime committed against a vulnerable member of our community."

Officers are also trying to locate a number of items taken from Mrs Edmonds' home, including a handbag, a silver credit card holder, her cash card, cheque book and her brightly coloured key fob.

Four people have been arrested and eliminated in the inquiry, and no-one has been charged over the death.


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