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Six years on and the murder case of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown remains open and unsolved



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Detectives investigating the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown have not given up on the six-year-old case and have made another appeal for information.

Una Crown with her husband Ron.
Una Crown with her husband Ron.

The plea comes six years after the 86-year-old’s body was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane on Sunday, January 13, 2013.

She had not been seen alive since Friday, January 11, but had spoken to a friend over the phone at about 5pm on the Saturday, the day before she was discovered by

Una Crown was killed in her bungalow home at Magazine Lane in Wisbech.
Una Crown was killed in her bungalow home at Magazine Lane in Wisbech.

She had not been seen alive since Friday, January 11, but had spoken to a friend over the phone at about 5pm on the Saturday, the day before she was discovered by police.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died as a result of stab wounds to her neck and chest. Her body was then set on fire in an apparent attempt to disguise her injuries and destroy evidence.

A £10,000 reward from the independent charity Crimestoppers is still on offer for information which leads to the arrest and successful conviction of Mrs Crown’s killer.

The Una Crown murder was featured on BBC Crime Watch.
The Una Crown murder was featured on BBC Crime Watch.

A police spokesman said: "It has been six years since this terrible crime happened and we still believe the answer to solving it lies within the local community. We are asking people to really think about what they were doing in the days before and after Mrs Crown’s death – did you see anything suspicious? Did someone you know come home smelling of smoke, acting strangely, or had clothing that was burnt or had blood on it?

"Someone out there knows what happened in Magazine Lane that weekend. Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, may hold the key to solving this tragic case, so anyone with information should contact us. We are determined to get justice for Mrs Crown and her family.”

The spokesman added: "We continue to look at new forensic techniques and any intelligence which comes to light. The case still remains an open and live investigation within the BCH Major Crime Unit.”

Anyone with information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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