Statements taken in murder probe

POLICE were today sifting through statements made by Dawn Walker's family and friends as they continue the hunt for her murderer.Detectives hope the people who knew Dawn best may have information that could lead them to her killer.

POLICE were today sifting through statements made by Dawn Walker's family and friends as they continue the hunt for her murderer.

Detectives hope the people who knew Dawn best may have information that could lead them to her killer.

House to house inquiries have also been carried out in and around the once quiet village of Fornham St Martin, where Dawn's body was found on Friday.

But as the murder investigation entered its fourth day, it was still unknown when or how the unmarried 37-year-old was killed.

The police cordon that surrounded the area where Dawn's body was found was taken down late last night after forensic examinations were completed in the area.

Meanwhile, the repercussions of the horrific crime are still being felt in the close-knit community where the fitness fanatic lived.

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One 19-year-old, who works close to the woodland where Miss Walker's charred and semi-naked body was discovered, said: "There is not a lot of light where we park our cars for work. As soon as I get into my vehicle now I lock the doors, which I did not used to do before this happened.

"Your eyes start to play tricks on you, and you jump when a shadow moves across the car - even if it is only the trees moving.

"I won't relax until someone has been arrested, and fingers crossed this is sooner rather than later."

Another woman, who also did not wish to be named, added: "I would not walk anywhere at the moment, and would feel a lot less safe if I didn't use my car."

Miss Walker, who lived in the village's Oak Close, was last seen by a friend at around 9.30pm Wednesday, February 2, but was not reported missing to police until 11.30am on Friday.

A dog walker discovered her body next to the River Lark in Fornham Park at around 5.10pm that evening.

The discovery was initially treated as unexplained, but on Monday it emerged foul play was involved.

Anyone with information about the crime should call Suffolk police on 01473 613999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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