Murdered - Diane Jones

DIANE JONES – Disappeared from her Essex home on July 23, 1983 after spending the evening in the Woolpack Inn, Coggeshall, with her husband.Three months later the battered body and badly decomposed body of Diane, who was two months pregnant, was found in undergrowth at Brightwell, near Martlesham.

DIANE JONES – Disappeared from her Essex home on July 23, 1983 after spending the evening in the Woolpack Inn, Coggeshall, with her husband.

Three months later the battered body and badly decomposed body of Diane, who was two months pregnant, was found in undergrowth at Brightwell, near Martlesham.

In November, her husband Dr Robert Jones was arrested and questioned for 55 hours along with his ex-wife Sue Smith and Paul Barnes of Church Street, Maldon. All three were released without charge and no-one has ever been convicted for the murder of the 35-year-old.

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