Hunt continues for Dawn's killer

A MOBILE police station was due to be set up today in the vicinty of where murder victim Dawn Walker's body was found.The increased police presence will be set up in a bid to find new leads in the hunt for her killer who left her charred body at a beauty spot near Bury St Edmunds.

A MOBILE police station was due to be set up today in the vicinty of where murder victim Dawn Walker's body was found.

The increased police presence will be set up in a bid to find new leads in the hunt for her killer who left her charred body at a beauty spot near Bury St Edmunds.

As reported in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, detectives have released a photograph of Miss Walker in the hope it may jog the public's memories, as they admitted they had little idea of when and how she met her death.

Miss Walker, a printing assistant, from Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, was found dead in a park next to the River Lark on Friday.

Police said Miss Walker, who was unmarried and had no children, had last been seen late on February 2 and had been reported missing about six hours before her burned body was found by a dog walker.

A post-mortem examination revealed the 37-year-old had been set alight, but police have yet to confirm whether this happened before or after her body was dumped by the River Lark at Fornham Park, near Bury St Edmunds.

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One line of inquiry that detectives were pursing was whether Miss Walker, a fitness fanatic, had been out jogging when she was attacked.

Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, who is leading Suffolk police's 30-strong murder squad, said a cause of death had yet to be established, adding more tests would be carried out.

"There were signs that the body had been set alight and the body had been moved. Whether she went there of her own accord or by some other means, it's too early to say," he added.

But Det Supt Lambert would not be drawn on how many people he thought were involved in Miss Walker's brutal murder, or a possible motive for the crime.

"Somebody else has been involved in moving the body. I don't know at this time whether that was one person or more than one," he said.

"I'm keeping my mind open to all possibilities at the moment. It's too early to draw any conclusions."

Cordons remained in place around large sections of the woodland, with police vans and scenes of crimes officers coming and going throughout the day.

Officers are now trying to piece together details of Miss Walker's life to create a picture of her activities and interests in the hope it may lead them to her killer.

"We are actively talking to her family, friends and colleagues to try to find out about Dawn's lifestyle and all about her," he added.

"This is an ongoing process and will take several days. We're talking to everybody that we think may have some relevant information which will help us get to the bottom of this terrible offence."

Meanwhile, floral tributes continued to be placed outside Miss Walker's home in Oak Close, Fornham St Martin - about 500 yards from where her body was discovered.

Anyone with information should contact Bury St Edmunds police on 01473 613999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Information can also be e-mailed to incident.room@suffolk.pnn.police.uk .

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