Joan's killer still free four months on

IT is now four months to the day that Suffolk pensioner Joan Albert was found murdered in her home – but still her killer remains at large.Mrs Albert was found dead in the hallway of her Boydlands house in Capel St Mary on the morning of December 16.

IT is now four months to the day that Suffolk pensioner Joan Albert was found murdered in her home – but still her killer remains at large.

Mrs Albert was found dead in the hallway of her Boydlands house in Capel St Mary on the morning of December 16.

The murder of the 79-year-old, who lived alone in Capel St Mary, threw the village into a state of shock.

However in the time that has passed few clues have emerged and police still seem no closer to catching her killer.


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She was found dressed in her night clothes and had been stabbed several times with one of her own knives.

Despite detailed house to house inquiries and months of under cover work the killer remains free.

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Last week The Evening Star revealed that residents of Capel St Mary fear police may never catch her attacker.

Some people voiced criticisms of the police probe – claiming it is badly organised.

There are currently 20 officers working full time on the inquiry – which is headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert.

Police remain confident that they will catch her killer.

A police spokesman said: "We have also had at least ten calls since a letter drop. This targeted residents we had not spoken to before.

"There are at least 20 officers still working on this crime to try to find Joan's Killer. We are confident we will find Joan's murderer."

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01473 613777.

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