Nephew makes new appeal for information

NEARLY four months ago to the day pensioner Joan Albert was found dead at her Capel St Mary home-stabbed by one of her own knives.Today her killer still walks free and her family are once again calling for information to bring closure to their four month nightmare.

NEARLY four months ago to the day pensioner Joan Albert was found dead at her Capel St Mary home-stabbed by one of her own knives.

Today her killer still walks free and her family are once again calling for information to bring closure to their four month nightmare.

Joan was found dead in the hallway of her Boydlands home on the morning of December 16 last year. Dressed in her night clothes she had been knifed several times.

Now more than four months after his aunt's callous murder Joan's nephew Trevor Cousins has put out another desperate appeal for information which will lead to the killer being caught.


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"This is something that will stay with our family forever but we would just like some closure. We want to see who ever killed Joan brought to justice. If anyone knows anything at all we urge them to please come forward and help the police and help us."

Despite detailed house to house enquiries and months of under cover work the killer remains free and for Joan's family and friends justice has yet to be served.

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Today Suffolk police reassured the public they are still working hard to find the person who robbed Trevor of his aunt, the 79-year-old who was described as, "elegant and immaculate", by her brother Ken Tuckwell.

Police spokesman Simon Stevens said: "We recently took on another officer to work on the enquiry in the incident room and we are still going through lots of information.

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

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

Her murder threw the quiet village in to a state of shock as people tried to come to terms with such a crime on their doorstep.

After her death neighbours spoke about how security conscious she was and had even installed her own CCTV to protect her.

Businesses in the area were so shocked by her senseless death that they came together to raise a £5,000 reward for information and evidence about the murder. The Evening Star offered a further £1,000.

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

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