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100k reward offered on 1994 Holyhead woman's murder

Doreen Morris
Doreen Morris lived with her two dogs on the outskirts of Holyhead

A £100,000 reward is being offered to solve the murder of a woman, 16 years after it happened.

The body of Doreen Morris, 64, was found in the burned remains of her home in Anglesey on 25 March 1994, although she died before the fire began.

Some 11,500 leaflets are to be delivered to homes in the Holyhead area appealing again for information.

Det Chief Insp John Hanson, of North Wales Police, said the case would remain open until resolved.

Mrs Morris, lived alone with her two dogs in her home, Penrhyn Uchaf, on Mill Lane, a rural area on the outskirts of the town. She was last seen alive on Thursday, 24 March, 1994.

There is still time for people to come forward and tell us the truth about those who carried out this callous murder
Det Ch Insp John Hanson

Her badly burned remains were found by the fire service, who were called to her home in the early hours of the next day.

The fire had caused extensive damage to the house, but a post-mortem examination revealed that Mrs Morris had died before the fire started.

Inquiries by the police at the time revealed that her home had been burgled and property stolen, before the bungalow was set alight.

"We are appealing to anyone, and specifically to people in the Holyhead area, that have information concerning this investigation to contact us," said Det Ch Insp John Hanson, from the force's major incident team.

"There is still time for people to come forward and tell us the truth about those who carried out this callous murder."

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A 100,000 reward is being offered to solve the murder of a woman, 16 years after it happened.

He said Mrs Morris was probably murdered because she disturbed an intruder or intruders at her home.

"The investigation has not and will not close until it is resolved, and we can offer support and protection to anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Doreen Morris's killers," he added.

Fourteen months after Mrs Morris's death a man who lived locally was charged with her murder, but he was later cleared by a jury at Chester Crown Court.



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