Vomit clue to young mum's murder

KAREN Hales's killer may have been sick at the scene, leaving vital evidence.Nine years ago today the Ipswich mum was stabbed to death in front of her 18-month-old daughter.

By Georgina James

KAREN Hales's killer may have been sick at the scene, leaving vital evidence.

Nine years ago today the Ipswich mum was stabbed to death in front of her 18-month-old daughter.

Now it emerges that vomit was found on her body, which her murderer tried to torch.

Today, The Evening Star gave the murder inquiry a boost by adding £4,000 to the reward, which now stands at £10,000. The reward will be paid out to the person who provides information leading to the conviction of the killer.

Steve Henry, a spokesman for Suffolk police, today said: "Forensic examination did uncover a small amount of vomit on Karen's body.

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"We do retain all evidence and deposits from scenes. These are regularly reviewed to take into account the move forward in forensic science."

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