DNA setback in Karen murder hunt

HUGE advances in forensic science have revealed DNA in vomit found on the clothes of an Ipswich mum murdered ten years ago.Initial investigations by police failed to uncover any clues in a tiny sample of vomit discovered on Karen Hales, after her murder shocked Suffolk back in 1993.

By Tracey Sparling

HUGE advances in forensic science have revealed DNA in vomit found on the clothes of an Ipswich mum murdered ten years ago.

Initial investigations by police failed to uncover any clues in a tiny sample of vomit discovered on Karen Hales, after her murder shocked Suffolk back in 1993.

As the years have gone by, new techniques have been developed which can glean vital clues to link killers to the scene of their crime.


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The Evening Star called in December for the sample to be re-examined and offered to pay the £1,000 test fee.

Today a spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said: "Further forensic testing of vomit found on the clothing of murder victim Karen Hales has been completed – but, unfortunately, has not moved the enquiry forward."

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