Hunt stepped up for Dawn's killer

THE EADT joins forces with Suffolk police today to step up the hunt for the brutal killer of fitness fanatic Dawn Walker.A massive poster campaign is being launched to find anyone who could help piece together Miss Walker's final hours or provide information about the person responsible.

THE EADT joins forces with Suffolk police today to step up the hunt for the brutal killer of fitness fanatic Dawn Walker.

A massive poster campaign is being launched to find anyone who could help piece together Miss Walker's final hours or provide information about the person responsible.

Detectives are still no closer to determining Miss Walker's last known movements - more than a week after the grisly discovery of her semi-naked charred remains close to the River Lark, near Fornham Park.

Now police hope the posters, produced by the EADT, will help catch the 37-year-old's killer.


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Detective Superintendent Roy Lambert, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "We hope the poster campaign will help jog the memory of those who might have seen Dawn prior to her death or anyone who might have information relating to the investigation.

"The movements of Dawn between when we believe she was last seen and when she was found are still not known and we need anyone to come forward no matter how insignificant they think their information might be.

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"We would like to thank the EADT for producing the posters that will be displayed in prominent locations in the local community."

Residents in Miss Walker's home village of Fornham St Martin said prayers for her grieving family yesterday . They also prayed for the police in their pursuit of the killer.

Assistant priest Reverend Mary Elliott spoke of the "anger, grief and bewilderment" that the victim's friends and family must be going through and prayed that the wounds felt by her family and the community would soon be healed.

She added: "The dreadful news of the murder on our doorsteps has affected us all."

A specialist team of divers from the Norfolk Underwater Search and Recovery Unit continued their search of the River Lark over the weekend close to where Miss Walker's body was found by a member of the public at about 5.10pm on Friday, February 4.

Det Supt Lambert said: "Investigations have continued over the weekend with various lines of enquiry being followed up and specialist dive teams conducting a search of the River Lark near where the body was found."

Miss Walker, a printer's assistant, was last seen at 9.30pm on Wednesday, February 2 - and police have admitted they still do know what happened in the last hours of her life.

On Friday, her heartbroken mother, Jean, paid a loving tribute to her daughter describing how she had a "zest for life".

In a statement, Mrs Walker said: "Dawn was a loving daughter who gave the family so much to remember her by. The family loved and admired her. Dawn's life has been tragically cut short at a time when she still had so much to offer. She will always be greatly missed by those who knew her."

Police - who have renewed appeals to trace two people heard arguing close to Miss Walker's home in Oak Close less than an hour after she was last seen - have stopped almost 3,500 motorists in the Suffolk village asking for information and have set a mobile unit at Fornham All Saints post office.

Anyone with information should contact Bury St Edmunds police on 01473 613999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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