Let's catch Karen's killer

TODAY The Evening Star launches a massive £50,000 community bid to bring Karen Hales' killer to justice. The popular 21-year-old was stabbed to death before being set on fire in her Lavenham Road home on November 21, 1993.

TODAY The Evening Star launches a massive £50,000 community bid to bring Karen Hales' killer to justice.

The popular 21-year-old was stabbed to death before being set on fire in her Lavenham Road home on November 21, 1993.

Now, in the hope securing a major breakthrough in the inquiry, The Star has joined with its partners to spearhead a major new appeal aimed at solving the 12-year-old murder mystery.

The move has been welcomed by Karen's family, who are desperate to find some sort of closure on the tragedy.

Angela, one of Karen's sisters, said today: “We still want answers. We've had 12 years and there hasn't been any and that's hard.”