Intelligence received from more than one source suggests that one of the alternative viable suspects in the Joan Albert murder investigation, was also a suspect in the unsolved murder of Mrs Doris Shelly in 1993.
This information has been passed to the CCRC for review.
DORIS SHELLEY – Found curled in a ball in a pool of blood at her Martlesham home, the 82-year-old died from serious head injuries after being viciously attacked in February 1993.
There were no signs of her home being searched or any property taken and her death was linked to an attack on an Eyke postmistress, Susan Allum who survived a similar attack five months earlier.
More than 70 officers were investigating the murder and a £10,000 bounty was placed on the head of the killer, but still pieces of the jigsaw remain missing.
A red Sierra car was spotted on the driveway with the gates closed on the last day that Mrs Shelley was seen before her attack, but the owner has never come forward or been traced.
Two men aged 21 and 19 and two girls aged 16 and 17 were interviewed by police but never charged.
More than 3,000 people were questioned and the murder was highlighted on Crimewatch but the murderer was never found
11th February 2013
DORIS Shelley was found in a pool of blood by a neighbour.
Mrs Shelley died 11 days later after sustaining fatal injuries when being bludgeoned about the head during a vicious attack. The assault occurred some time between 2pm on Wednesday, February 10, 1993, and 1pm the following day.
PENSIONER Doris Shelley died after she was attacked in her own home at Martlesham, near Woodbridge, on February 11, 1993.
Mrs Shelley had received at least one severe blow to the head from a blunt instrument when she was found lying injured on the floor of her bungalow in the village's Main Road.
She had suffered serious head and facial injuries and her house had been burgled and searched.
She was taken to the intensive care unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, where she died 10 days later.
Her killer has never been found.
DORA Pratt was attacked and robbed at her corner shop, in Bulstrode Road, Ipswich, in January 1982.
Mrs Pratt, 67, died soon after the attack. She was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood in her living room. She had been struck three times on the head with what police described as a “sharp instrument”.
No one has been prosecuted for the crime.
All cases remain open. Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111.
FRESH impetus is to be given to murders and rapes that have gone unsolved for up to 40 years in an effort by Suffolk police to crack cold cases.
Detectives will put their most high-profile cold cases on to the force’s website next year in the hope that the internet will provide a vital breakthrough in their inquiries.
The Suffolk and Norfolk’s joint Major Investigation Team (MIT) are always at pains to point out these cases are never closed, they are periodically reviewed to see whether advances in scientific technology can help or if there are new lines of enquiry to follow up.
Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry, from the murder team said: “The joint MIT has its own team of police staff who routinely review unsolved major crime from Suffolk and Norfolk, predominantly murders and rapes, in order to identify any new lines of enquiry that can be developed based on advances in forensic science and new information received.
“The crimes stretch back to the 1960s, but could also include ones from within the past few years. Suffolk’s cases will be placed on their new website in the New Year.
“We continue to enlist the help of the public who sometimes hold the information which can unlock these unsolved crimes.
“For each victim, there are family and friends who continue to grieve and who require closure.”