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Bracelet clue to widow's murder
A bracelet similar to the one stolen from Mrs Morris' home
A bracelet similar to the one stolen from Doreen Morris' home
Detectives investigating the 10-year-old murder of an Anglesey widow have released a picture of a bracelet similar to one stolen from her home.

They hope information on the silver bracelet, with a distinctive swirl pattern, could help them solve the murder of Doreen Morris, who was 64.

Her body was found in her burnt-out bungalow in Holyhead, in March 1994.

Earlier this month police released a 32-year-old man after questioning him about the murder.

Detective Inspector Dave Evans said: "It maybe that someone was given this bracelet without knowing the full extent of its origin and it is to those people we appeal for help.

"This is just one of a number of lines of inquiry we actively pursuing in this case and we are very keen to retrace the disposal of this piece of jewellery"

"We believe that the murderer was not on his own.

Doreen Morris
Mrs Morris's body was found in a bedroom in her bungalow

"How many people were there - it could be two or three - we have got to keep an open mind.

"Eventually the truth is going to come out - we want to get to the truth and bring the offenders to justice," he added.

In February detectives said they were pursuing a "very significant" new lead.

Police decided to review the case because of breakthroughs in forensic science that were not available to the original murder team 10 years ago.

The jury at the 1995 trial of a man later acquitted of her killing heard the farmer's widow had been stabbed to death with a kitchen fork after disturbing a burglar.

Her home was then set on fire in an attempt to destroy any evidence.




SEE ALSO:
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