The chief investigating officer at the head of the Wisbech murder investigation has said they will “leave no stone unturned” in the search for Una Crown’s murderer.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Hutchinson is heading a major investigation to find those responsible for Mrs Crown’s death.
He said: “Our priority is catching the person responsible for this brutal killing. We will leave no stone unturned in finding them and bringing them to justice.”
Mrs Crown’s body was discovered by family members at 10.45am on Sunday but it was not until a post mortem examination at Peterborough City Hospital last night (Tuesday) that it was discovered she died of injuries from a brutal assault.
Mystery surrounds what happened to the 86-year-old woman and police are trying to piece together events.
Mrs Crown was last seen alive on Friday but spoke to a friend on the telephone at 6pm on Saturday. She was killed at some point between then and when she was found on Sunday morning.
A significant major investigation team is on the scene, with a white tent fronting the neat bungalow and white suited forensics officers working in the house. Search teams are also scouring Magazine Lane, dredging drains and searching bins.
DCI Hutchinson said: “We have officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, as well as local officers and the Safer Neighbourhood Team, carrying out house-to-house enquiries and providing support.
“We are trying to establish witnesses from the Wisbech area, but it is still very early in the investigation.”
Police are giving little away at the moment, such as whether anything was taken from the house. They are trying to establish possible motives for attacking and killing such an elderly woman and to determine whether there was forced entry to the property.
“Local information is key at this point,” DCI Hutchinson said. “If anyone saw anything, no matter how small, please get in touch.”
• Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.